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The Great Exhibition of 1851 : Texts in Culture - Louise Purbrick

The Great Exhibition of 1851

Texts in Culture

By: Susan Williams, Louise Purbrick (Editor), Jeff Wallace (Editor), John Whale (Editor)

Paperback Published: 17th September 2001
ISBN: 9780719055928
Number Of Pages: 232

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The Great Exhibition of 1851 has become a touchstone for the nineteenth century. The Crystal Palace produced a commodity world, an imperial spectacle, a picture of capitalism, a liberal dream, a vision of modern life. Historians have saturated the Great Exhibition with meanings.

This collection of essays exposes how meaning has been produced around the Great Exhibition. It contains a series of critical readings of the official and popular historical record of the Exhibition. Critics and historians of art, culture, design and literature have been brought together to examine the objects, the images, the documents and the fictions of 1851. Their essays explore the determined use of industrial knowledge, the contested definitions of nation and colony, and the actual control of the space of the Crystal Palace after the Great Exhibition closed.

The Great Exhibition of 1851 presents new interpretations of one of the most significant exhibitions in the nineteenth century and will be essential reading for anyone studying cultural history, design history, art history and literature.

The Accumulation of Knowledge or
An Industrial Vision: The Promotion of Technical Drawing in Mid-Victorian Britain
Entrepreneurship and the Artisans:
the Great Exhibition and the Periodical Idea
An Appropriated Space: The Great Exhibition, the Crystal Palace and the Working Classes
The Official Catalogue of the Great Exhibition: Progress, Political Economy, Imperialism
Narrating the Subcontinent in 1851: India at the Crystal Palace
Thackeray and Punch at the Great Exhibition: Authority and Ambivalence in Verbal and Visual Caricatures
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ISBN: 9780719055928
ISBN-10: 071905592X
Series: Texts in Culture
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 17th September 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.32