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Great Exhibitions

by Trevor May

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Great Exhibitions

In 1851 an event was organised in London that changed the world: The Great Exhibition. It was a spectacular showcase of technology, manufacture and design from all over the world. In just a few months over six million people attended the exhibition in Joseph Paxton’s famous Crystal Palace in Hyde Park. This was a landmark moment that characterised Victoria’s reign, and became the model for other famous exhibitions in Chicago and Paris. Chronicling the first exciting spectacles, through to the much-maligned Millennium Dome, the details and stories behind the great exhibitions are brought together in this fascinating read.

Contents

Introduction
The Crystal Palace
The White City Exhibitions
The British Empire Exhibition, 1924 and 1925
The Festival of Britain, 1951
The Millenium Dome: A Great Exhibition?
Further Reading

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