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Victorian prism : refractions of the Crystal Palace

Author: James Buzard; Joseph W Childers; Eileen Gillooly
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2007.
Series: Victorian literature and culture series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats

Examines the place occupied both materially and discursively by the Crystal Palace and other nineteenth- and twentieth-century exhibitions in the struggle to understand what it means to be modern.  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Buzard; Joseph W Childers; Eileen Gillooly
ISBN: 9780813926032 0813926033
OCLC Number: 74916161
Description: xii, 327 pages, 21 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Exhibitionary aims and anxieties --
Rhetorical remedies for taxonomic troubles : reading the great exhibition / Eileen Gillooly --
Conflicting cartographies : globalism, nationalism, and the Crystal Palace floor plan / James Buzard --
pt. 2. Exhibition viewing --
Languages of glass : the dreaming collection / Isobel Armstrong --
This sublime museum : looking at art at the great exhibition / Rachel Teukolsky --
National portraits / Richard L. Stein --
pt. 3. Exhibiting publics --
Mayhew, the prince, and the poor : the great exhibition of power and dispossession / Karen Chase and Michael Levenson --
"A palace for the people"? : the Crystal Palace and consumer culture in Victorian England / Peter Gurney --
Distracting impressions and rational recreation at the great exhibition / Andrea Hihbard --
pt. 4. Others on exhibit --
Exhibiting America : the Native American and the crystal palace / Kate Flint --
Jerusalem, my happy home : the Palestine exhibition and the limits of the Orientalist imagination / Eitan Bar-Yosef --
Peering back : colonials and exhibitions / Joseph W. Childers --
A Gothic glass case in the tropical forest : the First Venezuelan National Exhibition of 1883 / Beatriz Gonzalez-Stephan --
pt. 5. Afterlives --
The great exhibition and modernization / John R. Davis --
"A dark exhibition" : the Crystal Palace, bleak house, and intellectual property / Clare Pettitt.
Series Title: Victorian literature and culture series.
Responsibility: edited by James Buzard, Joseph W. Childers, and Eileen Gillooly.
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