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Decorative Arts Society Journal 38


Price: £25.00


This special edition of the Decorative Arts Society (DAS) Journal has been produced in association with the William Shipley Group for RSA History, an independent body which organised a conference in November 2012 on the International Exhibition of 1862.

Members of the DAS took part in this stimulating event, in some cases as speakers. The conference papers for the event have been issued for the interest of and the benefit of a wider audience. Complemented by a fine range of prints and other illustrations, they remind us of the scale and ambition of this less well known Exhibition.

CONTENTS

Review of the Year 2014

The Origins of the 1862 Exhibition and its Place in History
John R. Davis

South Kensington’s Forgotten Palace The rise and fall of the 1862 Exhibition building
Dale Dishon

Medals for the Great Exhibitions of 1851 and 1862 Mark Jones

‘The progress and present condition of Modern Art’ Fine art at the 1862 Exhibition
Julius Bryant

Jewellery at the 1862 Exhibition
Charlotte Gere and Judy Rudoe

‘Rapture and ridicule' Furniture in the 1862 Medieval Court
Max Donnelly

Machinery in Motion The din and spectacle of progress
John Agnew

Education at the 1862 Exhibition
Anthony Burton

Representation, Rivalry and Transfer The German states and the 1862 Exhibition
John R. Davis

Did Britain Win in 1862?
Anthony Burton

Mr Gladstone has the Last Word The Society of Arts’ 1862 dinner
David G. C. Allan