Vauxhall Gardens: A History

By: Coke, David E.; Borg, Alan

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Jacket has light general wear. No tears and no labels. The only library additions are two overlapping ink stamps to title-page. Otherwise internally clean. Binding tight. 487pp HEAVY BOOK. No international shipping (except NZ). From their early beginnings in the Restoration until the final closure in Queen Victoria's reign, Vauxhall Gardens developed from a rural tavern and place of assignation into a dream-world filled with visual arts and music, and finally into a commercial site of mass entertainment. By the 18th century, Vauxhall was crucial to the cultural and fashionable life of the country, patronized by all levels of society, from royal dukes to penurious servants. In the first book on the subject for over fifty years, Alan Borg and David E. Coke reveal the teeming life, the spectacular art and the ever-present music of Vauxhall in fascinating detail. Borg and Coke's historical exposition of the entire history of the gardens makes a major contribution to the study of London entertainments, art, music, sculpture, class and ideology. It reveals how Vauxhall linked high and popular culture in ways that look forward to the manner in which both art and entertainment have evolved in modern times

Title: Vauxhall Gardens: A History

Author Name: Coke, David E.; Borg, Alan

Categories: History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Yale University Press: 2011

ISBN Number: 0300173822

ISBN Number 13: 9780300173826

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Good to Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Ex-Library

Size: 235mm x 285mm

Seller ID: 024044