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Vauxhall Gardens : a history

Author: David Coke; Alan Borg
Publisher: New Haven : Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art by Yale University Press, ©2011.
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In the first book on the subject for over fifty years, Alan Borg and David E. Coke reveal the teeming life, the spectacular art and the ever-present music of Vauxhall in fascinating detail.
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Genre/Form: History
Illustrated works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Coke; Alan Borg
ISBN: 9780300173826 0300173822
OCLC Number: 693684108
Description: xii, 473 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits, plans, music, facsimiles ; 29 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The new spring garden --
The master-builder of delight --
Favourite fancies --
Universal harmony --
The establishment --
This inchanted grove --
A composition of baubles --
Positively the last night forever --
Appendices --
Chronology.
Responsibility: David Coke & Alan Borg.

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From their early beginnings in the Restoration until the final closure in Queen Victoria's reign, Vauxhall Gardens developed from a rural tavern and place of assignation into a dream-world. This  Read more...

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