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The great exhibitor : the life and work of Henry Cole

Author: Elizabeth Bonython; Anthony Burton
Publisher: London : V & A Publications, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bonython, Elizabeth.
Great exhibitor.
London : V & A Publications, ©2003
(OCoLC)606972601
Named Person: Henry Cole, Sir
Material Type: Government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Bonython; Anthony Burton
ISBN: 1851773266 9781851773268 0810965755 9780810965751
OCLC Number: 59545420
Description: vi, 328 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Elizabeth Bonython, Anthony Burton.

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