'Spiral Nebula', Herschel Building, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

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    "'Spiral Nebula' was commissioned by Sir Basil Spence, architect of the Herschel Building, in 1962 and made by Geoffrey Clarke MA. The Herschel Building is shown here NZ2464 : Herschel Building, King's Road, Newcastle Spiral Nebula' (also called 'Swirling Nebula') was originally finished in a shiny aluminium coating, but Spence thought that it distracted attention from the physics block and after a month the sculpture was flame blasted, waxed and the underlying steel painted grey. Viewed in relation to the Herschel Building's use as the University Physics Department, the sculpture can be taken as a symbol of the scientific advances made in the 1960s, especially in relation to space travel LinkExternal link The sculpture was conserved by Jonathan Clarke on behalf of his father in 2012." Photo by Andrew Curtis, 2015, and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Licence.
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    Geograph.org.uk
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    Geograph (Geograph)
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    What does this mean? Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)
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    Link: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/4751595
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 3 years, 1 month ago
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