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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), pp. 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.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 27 February 2008
Published date: May 2008
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.
Organisations: History


Local EPrints ID: 79881
ISSN: 0963-9268
PURE UUID: 8959fe62-a618-4886-9c32-ff31c12d6216

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Date deposited: 22 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:15

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