Hardback Vauxhall Gardens : a history / Alan Borg and David E. Coke.
Publication year: 2011
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. ; London : Yale University Press,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780300173826 (hbk.) :
Introduction -- The new spring garden -- The master-builder of delight -- Favourite fancies -- Universal harmony -- The establishment --This inchanted grove -- A composition of baubles -- Positively the last night forever -- Appendices -- Chronology.
From their early beginnings in the Restoration until the final closure in Queen Victoria's reign, Vauxhall Gardens developed from a rural tavern and place of assignation into a dream-world filled with visual arts and music, and finally into a commercial site of mass entertainment. This book provides the history of the gardens.
1 v. : ill. (some col.)