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Author Briggs, Jo.

Title Novelty fair : British visual culture between Chartism and the Great Exhibition / Jo Briggs
Published Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 176 pages) : illustrations
Contents Cover; Novelty fair; Contents; List of figures; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Time's question; 1 The 'offensive body': the politics of consumption in 1848; 2 'All that is solid melts into air': representing the Chartist crowd in 1848; 3 'The Gutta Percha Staff': between respectable and risqué satire in 1848; 4 'All that is sacred is profaned': balloons, fairs, ballads and the Great Exhibition; 5 'The Pound and the Shilling': romance and the cash nexus at the Great Exhibition; 6 A 'Chamber of Horrors': class and consumption at mid century; Conclusion: Novelty Fair, burlesquing history
Summary Engages with nineteenth-century visual culture in an unusually broad way, juxtaposing photography, fashion, broadside ballads, popular prints and caricature in order to re-examine Victorian society between Chartism and the Great Exhibition
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [159]-171) and index
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Subject Arts -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Popular culture -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 152610959X
178499703X (electronic bk.)
9781784997038 (electronic bk.)