Cover: The Shows of London in HARDCOVER

The Shows of London

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HARDCOVER

$192.00 • £153.95 • €173.00

ISBN 9780674807310

Publication Date: 01/01/1978

Short

568 pages

161 halftones, 34 line illustrations

Belknap Press

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  • Introduction
  • 1. From Cabinets to Museums, I: 1600–1750
  • 2. From Cabinets to Museums, II: 1750–1800
  • 3. Monster-Mongers and Other Retailers of Strange Sights
  • 4. Waxwork and Clockwork
  • 5. Exhibitions of Mechanical Ingenuity
  • 6. Water, Fire, Air, and a Celestial Bed
  • 7. The Sights and Resorts of Eighteenth-Century London
  • 8. Art on Display
  • 9. The Eidophusikon
  • 10. The Panorama in Leicester Square
  • 11. A Panorama in a Pleasure Dome
  • 12. The Diorama
  • 13. Panoramas: Topics of the Times
  • 14. The Theatrical Art of the Panorama
  • 15. Panoramas in Motion
  • 16. Scenes Optical, Mechanical, and Spectral
  • 17. Entr’acte: Exhibitions and London Life
  • 18. William Bullock and the Egyptian Hall
  • 19. Freaks in the Age of Improvement
  • 20. The Noble Savage Reconsidered
  • 21. The Ancient and the Exotic
  • 22. Life and Death in the Animal Kingdom
  • 23. Zoos and Pleasure Gardens
  • 24. The Waxen and the Fleshly
  • 25. More Mechanical Ingenuity
  • 26. The Two Faces of Science
  • 27. Technology for the Million
  • 28. Artifacts and Models
  • 29. Fine Art for the People
  • 30. Entr’acte: Inside the Exhibition Business
  • 31. National Monuments
  • 32. The Crystal Palace Year: 1851
  • 33. The Fifties, I: New Patterns of Life and the Decline of the Panorama
  • 34. The Fifties, II: The Old Order Changeth
  • Epilogue
  • Short Forms of Citation
  • Notes
  • Index

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