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The finest building in America : the New York Crystal Palace, 1853-1858

Author: Edwin G Burrows
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2018.
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"Built in 1853 in New York's Bryant Park and immediately pronounced the most beautiful structure in America, the Crystal Palace was intended not simply to emulate but rival the famous Victorian landmark in London's Hyde Park. As with its English counterpart, however, its beauty was ephemeral. It caught fire, and on October 5, 1858, "great waves of lurid light" overtook spectators and those rushing to save it. Within  Read more...
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Burrows, Edwin G., 1943-
Finest building in America.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017031341
(OCoLC)982092707
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edwin G Burrows
ISBN: 9780190681227 0190681225
OCLC Number: 1017489459
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 248 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Prologue: The End --
Glances at Europe --
An Honor to the Country --
The Wilderness of Objects --
The Widowed Bride of Sixth Avenue --
Epilogue: The Finest Building in America.
Responsibility: Edwin G. Burrows.

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The first book-length account of New York's Crystal Palace, which was built in 1853 and burned down in 1858.  Read more...

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"With characteristic elegance, Burrows guides readers around the mechanical leeches and statues of naked women on display at America's first World's Fair, a glass-and-steel monument in Manhattan to Read more...

 
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