WorldCat Identities

Bonython, Elizabeth

Overview
Works: 5 works in 16 publications in 1 language and 263 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History 
Roles: Author, Contributor
Classifications: DA565.C686, 941.081092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Elizabeth Bonython
The great exhibitor : the life and work of Henry Cole by Elizabeth Bonython( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first full length biography of Henry Cole, extraordinary larger-than-life 'eminent Victorian', visionary civil servant, and accomplished spin-doctor, whose pioneering ideas created the magnificent museum which is now the V&A." "By the end of his life Henry Cole was recognized as a national institution, 'Old King Cole', though he was also treated with caution as a 'playful monster'. He was a lifelong Civil Servant, in a period when Civil Servants could be buccaneering reformers rather than impassive mandarins. Described as 'a clever agitator, and a public spirited fellow', he waged many campaigns, moving from the Public Records to the Penny Post, to railway expansion, to patent law revision, to art and design reform." "With Prince Albert, he created the Great Exhibition of 1851, and kept on organising international exhibitions for the rest of his life. He was in charge of a nationwide system of art and science education, and, again with Prince Albert, developed the South Kensington area as the intellectual quarter of London. The Victoria and Albert Museum, of which he was founding Director, remains as his best-known memorial, and is a symbol of his mission to educate through exhibiting." "This book gives a rounded picture of this extraordinary man. He is portrayed not only as exhibitor, museum director and educationalist, but as a galvanic force administering salutary shocks over wide areas of Victorian life: children's books, hackney cabs, public lavatories, choral singing, cookery, sewage disposal, to name only a few. In his own time he aroused admiration and antipathy in equal measure. For today's readers, his energy and creativity will mark him out as an inimitable Victorian phenomenon."--BOOK JACKET
The V & A Album 1 by Roy ¬Vorw.¬ Strong( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The V & A Album 2( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The early History of the Victoria and Albert Museum by Elizabeth Bonython( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Index to the Henry Cole diaries, 1822-1882, held in the National Art Library, Victoria & Albert Museum by Elizabeth Bonython( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Audience level: 0.71 (from 0.71 for The great ... to 0.99 for The V & A ...)

The great exhibitor : the life and work of Henry Cole
Alternative Names
Goodden, Elizabeth.

Languages
English (16)

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