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Henry Cole and the chamber of horrors : the curious origins of the Victoria and Albert Museum

Author: Christopher Frayling; Victoria and Albert Museum.
Publisher: London : V&A Publishing, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : Pbk. ed
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In this entertaining account of the origins and early history of the Victoria and Albert Museum, Christopher Frayling shows how the Museum's first director attempted to define the principles of good and bad design, and in doing so laid the foundations of one of the world's great public institutions. His gallery of false principles, which opened in 1852 and came to be called the 'chamber of horrors' was, in effect,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Henry Cole, Sir; Henry Cole, Sir
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Frayling; Victoria and Albert Museum.
ISBN: 9781851776238 1851776230
OCLC Number: 613564092
Notes: "Being the first 'Henry Cole Lecture' given on 30 October 2008, at the Sackler Centre, V&A."
Description: 96 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Christopher Frayling.

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An account of the origins and early history of the Victoria and Albert Museum. It shows how the Museum's first director attempted to define the principles of good and bad design, and lays the  Read more...

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