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The pleasure garden, from Vauxhall to Coney Island

Conlin, Jonathan (ed.) (2012) The pleasure garden, from Vauxhall to Coney Island, Philadelphia, US, University of Pennsylvania (Penn Studies in Landscape Architecture).

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Abstract

This edited volume provides the first book-length study of the attractions and interactions of the pleasure garden, from the opening of Vauxhall in the seventeenth century to the amusement parks of the early twentieth. Nine essays explore the mutual influences of human behavior and design: landscape, painting, sculpture, and even transient elements such as lighting and music tacitly informed visitors how to move within the space, what to wear, how to behave, and where they might transgress. The Pleasure Garden, from Vauxhall to Coney Island draws together the work of musicologists, art historians, and scholars of urban studies and landscape design to unfold a cultural history of pleasure gardens, from the entertainments they offered to the anxieties of social difference they provoked

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Published date: October 2012
Organisations: History

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Local EPrints ID: 341086
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/341086
ISBN: 978-0-8122-4438-0
PURE UUID: 9053ff9b-a98e-4cdc-8b30-91d581ab9a64

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Date deposited: 13 Jul 2012 07:38
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 05:39

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Editor: Jonathan Conlin

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