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Back to The Drawing Board (2017, Documentary Film)

Bisht, Pawas



An intimate portrait of two of post-war Britain’s most prolific designers, Pat Albeck & Peter Rice. The film provides a precious glimpse of lives lived together in a household defined by the rhythms of drawing and design. Pat and Peter, now in their late eighties, reflect on careers spanning six decades, adapting to the realisation of being ‘old designers’, and the joy they continue to experience in their work. The film documents the disruption of this partnership by Peter’s sudden passing away and how Pat finds the means of grieving, remembering and recovering in her creative work. Pat Albeck is one of the leading designers in modern Britain, having worked in the textile, pottery and paper industries and for John Lewis and the National Trust. Peter Rice was one of the pre-eminent stage and costume designers in modern British opera and theatre. Available online:

Publication Date Jan 1, 2017
Keywords ageing, creativity, British design, Pat Albeck, Peter Rice, memory, grieving, documentary film, art
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