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Este libro traza el ascenso y caída de lo que se conoce como "El palacio de la gente, el Crystal Palace at Sydenham en Londres del sur.
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'...Dr Piggott's engaging and well-illustratedhistory repeats the rollercoaster story ofPaxton's progress with verve and sympathy.'-The Guardian'Palace of the People is a thoroughly researched, beautifully written and lavishly illustrated book.' -The Dulwich SocietyReseña del editor:
This text traces the rise and fall of what became known as "The People's Palace", the Crystal Palace at Sydenham in South London. With its stark geometrical design it was architecturally years ahead of its time, but it was also a fascinating and idealistic social laboratory of entertainment and information that foreshadowed much that we take for granted in today's theme parks, zoos and shopping malls. Based on Paxton's design for the Great Exhibition in 1851, after its relocation to Sydenham the Crystal Palace was much enlarged, with three transepts instead of one, and used twice the amount of glass as in Hyde Park in 1851. Among the topics explored by Jan Piggott are the personalities behind the Crystal Palace. He also investigates what went on there. He draws on eye-witness accounts, both from memoirs and newspapers, so that the reader gets a sense of what visiting Crystal Palace was like in an era before film or television. As much as the spectacular structure itself, the Crystal Palace drew visitors for over 80 years because of the amazing series of exhibitions and nationals ceremonials staged there. It also attracted the cream of British and European society.
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