The Pleasure Garden, from Vauxhall to Coney Island

The Pleasure Garden, from Vauxhall to Coney Island draws together the work of musicologists, art historians, and scholars of urban studies and landscape design to explore the attractions and interactions of the pleasure garden, from the opening of Vauxhall in the seventeenth century to the amusement parks of the early twentieth.

The Pleasure Garden, from Vauxhall to Coney Island

Edited by Jonathan Conlin

2012 | 328 pages | Cloth $69.95
Fine Art | Cultural Studies
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Table of Contents

Jonathan Conlin 1

Chapter 1. Theaters of Hospitality: The Forms and Uses of Private Landscapes and Public Gardens
John Dixon Hunt 29

Chapter 2. Pleasure Gardens and Urban Culture in the Long Eighteenth Century
Peter Borsay 49

Chapter 3. Guns in the Gardens: Peter Monamy's Paintings for Vauxhall
Eleanor Hughes 78

Chapter 4. Performance Alfresco: Music-Making in London's Pleasure Gardens
Rachel Cowgill 100

Chapter 5. Pleasure Gardens of America: Anxieties of National Identity
Naomi Stubbs 127

Chapter 6. Pleasure Gardens in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans: ''Useful for All Classes of Society''
Lake Douglas 150

Chapter 7. Night and Day: Illusion and Carnivalesque at Vauxhall
Deborah Epstein Nord 177

Chapter 8. ''Strange Beauty in the Night'': Whistler's Nocturnes of Cremorne Gardens
Anne Koval 195

Chapter 9. Edwardian Amusement Parks: The Pleasure Garden Reborn?
Josephine Kane 217

Notes 247

Select Bibliography 299

List of Contributors 303

Index 307

Acknowledgments 315