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On Display: The Building, Its Contents, and English Protestantism

Geoffrey Cantor

in Religion and the Great Exhibition of 1851

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199596676
eISBN:
9780191725685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596676.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Religion and Society

While many religious writers praised Paxton's innovative design, often likening it to a temple or the modern equivalent of a medieval cathedral, High Churchmen and Roman Catholics abhorred the ... More


Correlation at the Crystal Palace

Gowan Dawson

in Show Me the Bone: Reconstructing Prehistoric Monsters in Nineteenth-Century Britain and America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226332734
eISBN:
9780226332871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226332871.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter continue the focus on the law of correlation’s imbrication with mid-Victorian modernity, exploring its close relation to the central symbol of this new age of entrepreneurship, industry ... More


‘What is to become of the Crystal Palace?’ The Crystal Palace after 1851

Kate Nichols and Sarah Victoria Turner

in After 1851: The Material and Visual Cultures of the Crystal Palace at Sydenham

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719096495
eISBN:
9781526124135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096495.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This introductory chapter explores and establishes the Sydenham Crystal Palace in relation to existing scholarship on the Great Exhibition of 1851. The Sydenham Palace combined education, ... More


Greek Sculpture and Nineteenth-century Commerce

Kate Nichols

in Greece and Rome at the Crystal Palace: Classical Sculpture and Modern Britain, 1854-1936

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199596461
eISBN:
9780191795770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596461.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 4 contributes a classical focus to recent scholarship on the contested relationships between visual art and industry in Victorian culture. At the Crystal Palace, classical sculpture was not a ... More


Transforming “Unfruitful Wonder”

Sadiah Qureshi

in Peoples on Parade: Exhibitions, Empire, and Anthropology in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226700960
eISBN:
9780226700984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226700984.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter first considers the ways in which human displays were made amenable to being used as opportunities for ethnological research in the early half of the nineteenth century. It then explores ... More


After 1851: The Material and Visual Cultures of the Crystal Palace at Sydenham

Kate Nichols and Sarah Victoria Turner (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719096495
eISBN:
9781526124135
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096495.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

‘The 10th of June, 1854, promises to be a day scarcely less memorable in the social history of the present age than was the 1st of May, 1851’ boasted the Chronicleon 10 June 1854, comparing the ... More


Showing off Archaeological Knowledge

Kate Nichols

in Greece and Rome at the Crystal Palace: Classical Sculpture and Modern Britain, 1854-1936

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199596461
eISBN:
9780191795770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596461.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 2 explores the relationship between the Victorian entertainment industry and the emergent ‘professional’ classical archaeological establishment at mid-century. It offers the first overview of ... More


Hearing Things: Musical Objects at the 1851 Great Exhibition

Flora Willson

in Sound Knowledge: Music and Science in London, 1789-1851

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226402079
eISBN:
9780226402109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226402109.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American

Willson addresses music’s epistemological status: what kind of object of knowledge music was held to be, what material artifacts could speak for it, and in what kind of Museum. The occasion is the ... More


Introduction

Kate Nichols

in Greece and Rome at the Crystal Palace: Classical Sculpture and Modern Britain, 1854-1936

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199596461
eISBN:
9780191795770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596461.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The introduction situates this book in the broader fields of classical reception studies, cultural history, art history, museum studies, and Victorian studies. It sets out methodological approaches ... More


Conclusion

Kate Nichols

in Greece and Rome at the Crystal Palace: Classical Sculpture and Modern Britain, 1854-1936

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199596461
eISBN:
9780191795770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596461.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The conclusion situates the Sydenham Palace alongside the Millennium Dome/O2 arena, comparing the criticisms of mass audiences, authenticity, and exhibitionary strategies at 2008’s Tutankhmun ... More


Greece and Rome at the Crystal Palace: Classical Sculpture and Modern Britain, 1854-1936

Kate Nichols

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199596461
eISBN:
9780191795770
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596461.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book examines the debates that arose around the presentation of classical plaster casts to a mass audience at the Sydenham Crystal Palace, in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Britain. It ... More


Origins and organisation

Jonathon Shears (ed.)

in The Great Exhibition, 1851: A Sourcebook

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780719099120
eISBN:
9781526128270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099120.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Chapter 1 presents material that records the origins of the ideas for the Exhibition in the discussions of Prince Albert, Henry Cole, and others. It contains the original Minutes of the Royal ... More


Electricity and the Sociable Circulation of Fear and Fearlessness

Graeme Gooday (ed.)

in Geographies of Nineteenth-Century Science

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226487267
eISBN:
9780226487298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226487298.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the demonstration of the safety of electricity in public spaces. It explains that the moral panics and technical concerns about electricity necessitated its public testing in ... More


Afterword

Naomi R. Lamoreaux and Kenneth L. Sokoloff

in Financing Innovation in the United States, 1870 to the Present

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262122894
eISBN:
9780262277884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262122894.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This Afterword consolidates and summarizes the findings revealed by the studies and analyses undergone throughout the book. It concludes that innovation is even more important in today’s globalized ... More


The Local Response to Sudden Industrialization

Sarah Jo Peterson

in Planning the Home Front: Building Bombers and Communities at Willow Run

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226025421
eISBN:
9780226025568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226025568.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

For years, the Ford Motor Company brought dramatic changes around Detroit dating back to its expansion to Highland Park in 1910 and then to Dearborn in the 1920s. Hence, local residents could see the ... More


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