Great Exhibitions

Great Exhibitions : From the Crystal Palace to the Dome

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In 1851 an event was organised in London that changed the world: The Great Exhibition. It was a spectacular showcase of technology manufacture and design from all over the world. In just a few months over six million people attended the exhibition in Joseph Paxton's famous Crystal Palace in Hyde Park. This was a landmark moment that characterised Victoria's reign, and became the model for other famous exhibitions in Chicago and Paris. Chronicling the first exciting spectacles, through to the much-maligned Millennium Dome, the details and stories behind the great exhibitions are brought together in this fascinating read.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 149 x 210 x 5.08mm | 136.08g
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 40 MONO; 40 COL
  • 074780723X
  • 9780747807230
  • 1,139,578

Table of contents

Introduction
The Crystal Palace
The White City Exhibitions
The British Empire Exhibition, 1924 and 1925
The Festival of Britain, 1951
The Millennium Dome: A Great Exhibition?
Further Reading
Index
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About Trevor May

Trevor May was educated at the universities of London and Exeter and is now a professional historian, writer and educator. He has written over a dozen books on social and economic history topics, including several books in the Shire Library series.
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