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The Resource Greece and Rome at the Crystal Palace. Classical Sculpture and Modern Britain, 1854-1936, Kate Nichols

Greece and Rome at the Crystal Palace. Classical Sculpture and Modern Britain, 1854-1936, Kate Nichols

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Greece and Rome at the Crystal Palace. Classical Sculpture and Modern Britain, 1854-1936
Title
Greece and Rome at the Crystal Palace. Classical Sculpture and Modern Britain, 1854-1936
Statement of responsibility
Kate Nichols
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The marble halls of the British Museum might seem the natural habitat for classical sculpture, but in the nineteenth century its sombre displays were far from being the only place that people encountered antiquities. From 1854, a rival collection of classical sculpture, comprising plaster casts from major European museums and scaled down architectural features, was on show in the South London suburb of Sydenham, in the Crystal Palace which had housed the Great Exhibition of 1851. By the late 1850s, two million visitors were passing through the glass doors of the Sydenham Crystal Palace each year, more than twice as many as recorded at the British Museum. Many more people, and from a greater variety of social strata, saw the painted cast of the Parthenon frieze in Sydenham than the original in Bloomsbury.00Utilizing an extensive variety of archival material, including diaries, scrapbooks and photographs, Greece and Rome at the Crystal Palace evokes visitor experiences at Sydenham, and examines the discussion that arose around the presentation of classical plaster casts to a mass audience. It uncovers the social, political, and aesthetic role of ancient Greek and Roman sculpture in modern Britain, assessing how classical art figured in debates over design reform, taste, beauty and morality, class and gender, and race and imperialism.0Readership: Scholars and students interested in the treatment, display, and historical and cultural significance of classical sculpture at the Crystal Palace at Sydenham, and art history, classical studies, museum studies, and classical archaeology more generally
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ERASA
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Nichols, Kate
Dewey number
930
Index
no index present
LC call number
D51-95
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Classical Presences
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  • Crystal Palace (Sydenham, London, England)
  • Sculpture, Classical
  • Sculpture, Classical
  • Exhibition buildings
  • Exhibition buildings
  • Sydenham (London, England)
  • Sydenham (London, England)
  • Kunstausstellung
  • Plastik
  • Gipsabguss
  • Antike
  • Kristallpalast London
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Greece and Rome at the Crystal Palace. Classical Sculpture and Modern Britain, 1854-1936, Kate Nichols
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
884241952
Extent
328 pages.
Isbn
9780199596461
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)884241952
Label
Greece and Rome at the Crystal Palace. Classical Sculpture and Modern Britain, 1854-1936, Kate Nichols
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
884241952
Extent
328 pages.
Isbn
9780199596461
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)884241952

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