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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th August 1990 Actress Rachel Hurd-Wood was born in Streatham, London.
17th August 1968 Actress Helen McCrory was born in Paddington, London.
17th August 1798 Medical pioneer Thomas Hodgkin was born in Pentonville, London.
The Flat Time House
This is the home and studio of the late artist John Latham.
Location: 210 Bellenden Road, SE15 4BW
Description: Flat Time House is the home and studio of the late British artist John Latham (1921-2006). He was one of the most important British artists of the post-war period.
The House he lived at for over 20 years is now home to the John Latham Foundation and the John Latham Archive.
Latham considered the house a 'living sculpture', with different rooms taking on the attributes of a living organism. At FTHo, a giant and colourful book-relief sculpture penetrates a large window on the front of the house, known as the Face, into a room called the Mind, in which a permanent installation of works demonstrating Latham's Time-Base Theory has been maintained.