Great Exhibition 1851

The Grammar of Ornament – Inspiring a Taste for the Exotic

The Grammar of Ornament – Inspiring a Taste for the Exotic

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In 1856 Owen Jones published The Grammar of Ornament inspiring a taste for the exotic reflected in Leighton House and The Peacock House at Holland Park, London

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

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Designed and built by Joseph Paxton in London’s Hyde Park The Crystal Palace was a gigantic showcase for splendid examples of British ingenuity and design revealed at the Great Exhibition of 1851 organized by the clever consort of Queen Victoria, Prince Albert. It was removed in 1854 to Sydenham and…