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A close-up on: the great British and French universal exhibitions during the Second Empire

 


 

Bibliography
London

 
Auerbach, Jeffrey, The Great Exhibition of 1851: A Nation on Display, London: YaleUP, 1999
 
Dickinson's Comprehensive Pictures of the Great Exhibition of 1851, Dickinson Brothers, London, 1854
 
Dishon, Dalit, South Kensington's forgotten palace: the 1862 International Exhibition Building, PhD thesis, University of London, 2006. 3 vols
 
Hobhouse, Hermione, The Crystal Palace and the Great Exhibition: Art, Science and Productive Industry: the history of the Royal Commission for the Great Exhibition of 1851, Continuum Press, 2002
 
Hollingshead, John, A Concise History of the International Exhibition of 1862. Its Rise and Progress, its Building and Features and a Summary of all Former Exhibitions, London, 1862
 
Hunt, Robert, Handbook of the Industrial Department of the Universal Exhibition 1862, 2 vols., London, 1862
 
Michael Leapman, The World for a Shilling: How the Great Exhibition of 1851 Shaped a Nation, Headline Books, 2001
 
John R. Davis, The Great Exhibition, Sutton Publishing, 1999
 
Gibbs-Smith, Charles Harvard. The Great Exhibition of 1851, 2nd edition, London: HMSO, 1981
 
Greenhalgh, Paul. Ephemeral Vistas: The Expositions Universelles, Great Exhibitions and World's Fairs, 1851–1939, Manchester University Press, 1988
 
F. H. W. Sheppard (General Editor), 'The Exhibition Building of 1862', Survey of London: volume 38: South Kensington Museums Area (1975), pp. 137-147
 
Paris (all items in French)
General works:

Sylvain Ageorges, Sur les traces des Expositions universelles Paris 1855-1937 : A la recherche des pavillons et des monuments oubliés, Paris, Parigramme, 2006
 
Collectif, Paris et ses expositions universelles, Editions du Patrimoine Centre des monuments nationaux, 2009
 
Collectif, Napoléon III et la reine Victoria: Une visite à l'Exposition universelle de 1855, catalogue exposition, RMN, 2009
 
Collectif, Exposition Universelle de 1851: Travaux de la Commission Française, BiblioBazaar, 2008
 
Marc Gaillard, Paris, Les expositions universelles de 1855 à 1937, Paris, Les Presses Franciliennes, 2003
 
Schroeder – Gudehus, Les fastes du progrès : le guide des expositions universelles 1851-1992, Paris, Flammarion, 1997

 
Édouard VASSEUR, L'Exposition universelle de 1867: apothéose du Second Empire et de la génération de 1830, thesis defended in 2001

Articles:
Almanach de Napoléon, Paris, Alexandre Houssiaux, éditeur, 1854 (sixième année) - 1860 (12e année), Paris, Chez Collignon, 1861 (13e année) - 1862 (14e année), 1864 (16e année)- 1865 (17e année) : 1854-1855
Almanach Napoléon 1856 : Les expositions industrielles : organisation de l'exposition universelle de Paris, inauguration du Palais de l'industrie et de l'exposition universelle, Description du palais de l'industrie, exposition universelle des beaux-arts ; L'empereur Napoléon II à Londres et la reine d'Angleterre

L'Histoire, n°304, décembre 2005 : "Tout Paris à l'Exposition universelle !"/ Michel Kopp
Historia, n°751, juillet 2009 : "Un temple mexicain, attraction parisienne"
 
Nouveaux cahiers du Second Empire / Les amis de Napoléon III. H.S. 6, 2006 : "L'exposition universelle de 1855" / Edouard Vasseur

Le Journal de la France, deux siècles d'actualité française, n° 61, 16/06/70 : Les derniers feux, L'exposition universelle / Pierre de la Gorce

 

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