Crystal Palace London 1851: Joseph Paxton and Charles Fox (Architecture in Detail Series). John McKean.
Crystal Palace London 1851: Joseph Paxton and Charles Fox (Architecture in Detail Series)
"It was erected, briefly brought to life, and then speedily removed. We remain, inevitably, looking at a subject that is transient, slippery, translucent, immaterial. It seemed to appear and disappear having transformed those who encountered it, like lightning."

Crystal Palace London 1851: Joseph Paxton and Charles Fox (Architecture in Detail Series)

Item #9916
ISBN: 0714829250

London: Phaidon Press Ltd., 1994. First Edition, part of Phaidon's "Architecture in Detail" series. Quarto (30x30x1cm); 60pp, including bibliography. Thickly illustrated with documentary images in color and B&W throughout.

Photographic card wraps with deep French flaps. Near Fine in all aspects, both cover and textblock.

An astonishing structure that flashed for the Great Exhibition of 1851, and then disappeared, like a tracer bullet.

Price: $70.00