Vauxhall on the boulevard: pleasure gardens in London and Paris, 1764–1784
Urban History, 35, (1), . (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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||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.
|27 February 2008||e-pub ahead of print|
||22 Mar 2010
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