Vauxhall on the boulevard: pleasure gardens in London and Paris, 1764–1784


Conlin, Jonathan (2008) Vauxhall on the boulevard: pleasure gardens in London and Paris, 1764–1784. Urban History, 35, (1), 24-47. (doi:10.1017/S0963926807005160).

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Open to both aristocracy and middling rank, pleasure gardens fashioned a spectacle of order out of a heterogeneous crowd. They have been seen as uniquely British spaces, demonstrating how Britain juggled commerce, politeness and liberty. Yet these resorts had imitators abroad, especially in Paris. Far from being a case of Paris emulating London, they created a playful fantasy that shuttled visitors between the two cities – helping them imagine the ideal metropolis, polite yet policed.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Research article. This article emerged from a paper delivered at the symposium ‘Paris–London, Londres–Paris’, held in January 2006 at the Institute for Historical Research's Centre for Metropolitan History.
ISSNs: 0963-9268 (print)
1469-8706 (electronic)
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
D History General and Old World > DC France
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > History
ePrint ID: 79881
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:02
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/79881

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