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The Digital Nineteenth Century

Victoria's Lost Pavilion

From Nineteenth-Century Aesthetics to Digital Humanities

Authors: Fyfe, P., Harrison, A., Hill, D.B., Joffe, S.L., Setzer, S.M.

  • Contextualizes the history of the now-lost Victorian-era pavilion of the  Buckingham Palace Gardens within a discussion of British artistic identity and the relationship between the British Royalty and the public
  • Revitalizes the significance of the pavilion by introducing a novel digital restoration of the structure
  • Interweaves architecture, art history, and literature to present a unified, comprehensive narrative
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About this book

This book explores the significance of the now-lost pavilion built in the Buckingham Palace Gardens in the time of Queen Victoria for understanding experiments in British art and architecture at the outset of the Victorian era. It introduces the curious history of the garden pavilion, its experimental contents, the controversies of its critical reception, and how it has been digitally remediated. The chapters discuss how the pavilion, decorated with frescos and encaustics by some of the most prominent painters of the mid-nineteenth century, became the center of a national conversation about an identity for British art, the capacity of its artists, and the quality of Royal and public taste.

Beyond an examination of the pavilion's history, this book also introduces a digital model which restores the pavilion to virtual life, underscoring the importance of the pavilion for Victorian aesthetics and culture. 

About the authors

The authors are part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers developing the project at North Carolina State University, including members from the Department of English, the College of Design, and the NCSU Libraries.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction: Experiments from Nineteenth-Century Aesthetics to Digital Humanities

    Fyfe, Paul

    Pages 1-11

  • “The Little Hot-Bed of Fresco Painting”: Queen Victoria’s Garden Pavilion at Buckingham Palace

    Joffe, Sharon L.

    Pages 13-29

  • Architectural Histories and Virtual Reconstructions: Queen Victoria’s Lost Pavilion in Digital Space

    Hill, David B.

    Pages 31-55

  • The Contested Status of the Garden Pavilion: “Perfect ‘Bijou’” or Royal Blunder?

    Setzer, Sharon M.

    Pages 57-78

  • The Garden Pavilion: A Portal to Victorian Taste

    Harrison, Antony

    Pages 79-95

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-349-95195-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-95194-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Victoria's Lost Pavilion
Book Subtitle
From Nineteenth-Century Aesthetics to Digital Humanities
Authors
Series Title
The Digital Nineteenth Century
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-95195-6
DOI
10.1057/978-1-349-95195-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-349-95194-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 127
Number of Illustrations and Tables
21 b/w illustrations
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