The Alhambra Court: Facsimile Edition of Original 1854 Guide

The Alhambra Court: Facsimile Edition of Original 1854 Guide

by Owen Jones
     
 

After the Great Exhibition in 1851, the famous Crystal Palace was dismantled, then moved to Sydenham. The glasshouse was expanded and set within a beautiful 200 acre, fountain-filled pleasure park. It re-opened in 1854. Education and entertainment combined at Crystal Palace. The Crystal Palace Company published a series of guides - official handbooks - describing the…  See more details below

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After the Great Exhibition in 1851, the famous Crystal Palace was dismantled, then moved to Sydenham. The glasshouse was expanded and set within a beautiful 200 acre, fountain-filled pleasure park. It re-opened in 1854. Education and entertainment combined at Crystal Palace. The Crystal Palace Company published a series of guides - official handbooks - describing the park's themed courts, special features, and sculpture galleries. These helped visitors interpret key features. They also provided background information. The effect was to add an air of authenticity to the visitor's experience and to justify the intricate attention to detail (and its expense). More than a dozen guides were produced. Facsimile of 1854 original edition. Complete. This guide also includes Pasqual De Gayangos, "An Historical Notice of the Kings of Granada, From the Conquest of that City by the Arabs to the Expulsion of the Moors," and Anonymous, "The Flight from Granada".

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ISBN-13:
9781105003639
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Lulu.com
Publication date:
02/24/2012
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