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The Alhambra Court in the Crystal Palace By Owen Jones
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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.... More > 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”. ISBN 978-1-906267-06-3< Less
Portrait Gallery of the Crystal Palace By Samuel Phillips
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First published in 1854 as part of the official handbook series for the Crystal Palace, this guide to the Portrait Gallery provides a catalogue of those chosen for display, plus biographical... More > information. In effect, this offers a directory of those held in high esteem by mid-Victorian London society. It’s a roll call of Britain’s heritage. Listed are artists and musicians, poets and dramatists, scientists, soldiers, statesmen, theologians, and royalty. Portraits were organised by nation: Greek and Roman, Italian, French, German, and English (notably, not ‘British’). Complete facsimile.< Less
Portrait Gallery of the Crystal Palace By Samuel Phillips
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First published in 1854 as part of the official handbook series for the Crystal Palace, this guide to the Portrait Gallery provides a catalogue of those chosen for display, plus biographical... More > information. In effect, this offers a directory of those held in high esteem by mid-Victorian London society. It’s a roll call of Britain’s heritage. Listed are artists and musicians, poets and dramatists, scientists, soldiers, statesmen, theologians, and royalty. Portraits were organised by nation: Greek and Roman, Italian, French, German, and English (notably, not ‘British’). Complete facsimile.< Less
Guide to the Crystal Palace and Park By Samuel Phillips
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The “Crystal Palace Guides” reprints original guides from the 1854 Crystal Palace. Detailed descriptions and many illustrations makes this Guide a comprehensive overview, together with... More > descriptions of the special courts and galleries. It also offers a walking tour around the park’s thematic gardens. The Geological Illustrations and Extinct Animals are described, including the famous dinosaurs of Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins. Maps include both palace and park. Facsimile of 1856 edition. Complete. Why 1856? When the 1854 edition went to press, the palace and park were not yet finished, e.g., the fountains weren't working! The 1856 edition accurately describes the palace and park as visitors experienced them, providing more maps, more drawings of exhibits, and far better descriptions. Editions after 1856 were substantially revised but images were degraded or simplified. Important historical information was removed. Compared with others, the 1856 edition is special.< Less
Italian Court in the Crystal Palace By Matthew Digby Wyatt
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Catalogue for one of the great courts in the 1854 Crystal Palace at Sydenham. Detailed description of the exhibition’s sculpture, facades, and paintings. Wyatt and Waring give a synoptic... More > history of the Italian Renaissance and its main influences across Europe, providing a rationale and walking tour for the exhibition. This was more than a lesson in history and art: Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, da Vinci, Cellini, and many more. It also was an effort to train visitors to feel continuity between Renaissance and the innovations to be found everywhere around them in Victorian Britain. Facsimile of 1854 original edition.< Less
Rachel and the Crystal Palace By Kate Maxwell
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Rachel Thorn just turned 11, but she feels like 100! Being born sick makes a girl wise beyond her years. What Rachel loves most is her swing - it's her refuge, her safe place. Then, something really... More > weird happens. Rachel's swing becomes magical when Jonah, an invisible friend, materializes out of thin air! He takes Rachel on an adventure to the Crystal Palace where she has an important meeting with a light being. The only bad part is that no one believes her when she comes back. Rachel longs for the loving light she felt in the Crystal Palace. Life on Earth is hard. Until Jonah shows her the Magic Book and helps Rachel realize how special she really is and how to be true to herself.< Less
The Twilight Crystal Palace By Dekklun Cuinn
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Art Deco illustrations, design,& poetry.
A tour of Crystal Palace Dinosaurs By Ragged Angel Ltd
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A free photo e-book about the Crystal Palace Park dinosaur statues. Done for the lens on the topic: http://www.squidoo.com/crystalpalacedinosaurs
Byzantine and Romanesque Court in the Crystal Palace By Matthew Digby Wyatt
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Catalogue for one of the great courts in the 1854 Crystal Palace at Sydenham. Detailed description of this exhibition, together with a brief survey of architectural and design history of Byzantium... More > and other parts of Christian Europe, including German and French Romanesque. Additional notes are provided on Irish art (550-1000AD), described as superior to Anglo-Saxon work in the same age, and on the effigies found in Temple Church, London belonging to the Order of the Temple, or Knights Templar. Facsimile of 1854 original edition.< Less
The Best Crystal Palace Football Chants Ever By A Fan
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The Best Crystal Palace Football Chants Ever, also the rudest. Don't ever give the opposition fans a break. Includes classic chants, Crystal Palace Heroes songs. All the best Palace songs for... More > hard core Crystal Palace Fans. Written by Palace fans for Palace.< Less