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by John R. Davis

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0750916141
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John R. Davis
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Sutton Pub Ltd (January 1, 2000)
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Redirected from The Great Exhibition). The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations or The Great Exhibition (sometimes referred to as the Crystal Palace Exhibition in reference to the temporary structure in which it was held), an international exhibition, took place in Hyde Park, London, from 1 May to 15 October 1851. It was the first in a series of World's Fairs, exhibitions of culture and industry that became popular in the 19th century.

Davis was the first artist whose work was profiled, in 1978, in the National .

Davis was the first artist whose work was profiled, in 1978, in the National Gallery of Victoria Survey series. Davis initially worked in wood and later in fibreglass and aluminium, becoming known for his multiples and for his distinctive formalist style. By working closely with the artist’s estate, the exhibition will chart Davis’s development as an artist, with particular focus on his interest in found and fragile organic materials, and the powerful evocation of the landscape that is at the core of his work. NGV Australia, Federation Square.

The Great Exhibition of 1851 was quite simply the first World’s Fair. While innumerable volumes have been produced on the Great Exhibition over the years, Davis’ ambition is to record an objective history of the mammoth undertaking in the context of its time. He succeeds very well indeed. These were the days when Britannia ruled the waves.

The Great Exhibition of 1851 was held in London inside an enormous structure of iron and glass known as the Crystal . The building to house the exhibit, which was quickly dubbed the Crystal Palace, was constructed of prefabricated cast iron and panes of plate glass

The Great Exhibition of 1851 was held in London inside an enormous structure of iron and glass known as the Crystal Palace. In five months, from May to October 1851, six million visitors thronged the gigantic trade show, marveling over the latest technology as well as displays of artifacts from around the world. The building to house the exhibit, which was quickly dubbed the Crystal Palace, was constructed of prefabricated cast iron and panes of plate glass. Designed by architect Joseph Paxton, the building itself was a marvel.

Davis's team organized the exhibits with the help of G. Brown Goode of the . The John Bull locomotive was displayed. It was only 62 years old, having been built in 1831

Davis's team organized the exhibits with the help of G. Brown Goode of the Smithsonian  . The exhibition included a number of exhibits put on by black individuals and approved by white organizers of the fair, including exhibits by the sculptor Edmonia Lewis, a painting exhibit by scientist George Washington Carver, and a statistical exhibit by Joan Imogen Howard. It was only 62 years old, having been built in 1831. It was the first locomotive acquisition by the Smithsonian Institution.

1 John R. Davis, The Great Exhibition (Trowbridge, 1999), p. 71. Davis and Fisher (note 3) provide t . .4The organizers were counting on various exhibits for their crowd pulling power. 2In 1851 foreign goods were not as familiar as they are today and the exhibition provided a vicarious way of travelling the globe. The Russian and Austrian exhibits were considered highly important in this regard and were referred to as the ‘Lions of the Exhibition’. Davis, The Great Exhibition (Stroud, Gloucester: Sutton Publishing Limited, 1999), ix. 2 Michael Leapman, The World for a Shilling: How the Great Exhibition of 1851 Shaped a Nation (London: Headline Book Publishing, 2001), 251. 3 Christopher Hobhouse, 1851 and the Crystal.

The Great Exhibition. 8 offers from £. 4 Although the actual exhibits are dealt with in fairly cursory fashion, this book is much more revealing of what the Great Exhibition says of the time. Official Descriptive and Illustrated Catalogue of the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations, 1851. London 1851: The year of the Great Exhibition. Although the actual exhibits are dealt with in fairly cursory fashion, this book is much more revealing of what the Great Exhibition says of the time and people which created it, an area so often neglected by those who focus on exhibits like Pugin's Mediaeval Court alone. As a study of mid-Victorian values The Great Exhibition of 1851: A Nation on Display is quite brilliant.

"The Great Exhibition of 1851 was the world's first international exposition of manufactured goods, inventions, works of art and artefacts from many cultures. A showcase of British manufacturing supremacy, an educational extravaganza, a lesson to foreigners, and a deep source of public fascination, the Exhibition was closely connected with Queen Victoria's consort, Prince Albert, who put much effort into having it sited in Hyde Park against stiff opposition."--BOOK JACKET. "The Great Exhibition ran from May to October 1851 and in that time the 100,000 exhibits from 14,000 exhibitors were seen by over 6 million people who came to celebrate Britain's industrial ascendancy and a renewed confidence in the possibilities of peaceful social progress. Financially the Exhibition was a greater success than anyone had dared hope, and the profit was invested in the advancement of education in art, industry and science at a new 'Albertopolis' in Londoncontaining eventually the South Kensington museums, the Albert Hall, Royal College of Music and Imperial College of Science and Technology."--BOOK JACKET. "This book provides a history of the way the Exhibition was organised and took place. It also delves further than any previous work into the Exhibition's wider significance, and the historical debates surrounding it."--BOOK JACKET.