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Glasgow's Great Exhibitions:
1888, 1901, 1911, 1938, 1988

Perilla Kinchin & Juliet Kinchin, with a contribution by Neil Baxter

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Like the exhibitions themselves this profusely illustrated book is both instructive and entertaining, covering a vast range of topics - art and industry, ships and machinery, architecture, Empire, women, royalty, tourism - not to mention woollen underwear and self-pouring teapots.

The five great show chart in a particularly accessible way a century of profound social and economic change, from the Victorian self-confidence of the Second City of Empire, to the Scottish nationalism of 1911, to a brief glimpse of modern utopia in 1938, and finally the regeneration of derelict dockland for 1988's Garden Festival.

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'very readable and extremely well presented ... remarkably comprehensive'
(History Today

'a most important work ... a required secondary source for all Modernists'

'a good book, excellently researched and illustrated'
(Glasgow Herald

'a well-planned, well- written volume full of both quirky and essential information'
(The List

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Perilla Kinchin studied classics at Newnham College Cambridge, Victoria BC and Oxford, and became a part-time lecturer in Classics for Trinity and Merton Colleges, Oxford. In 1988 she wrote this book with her sister and founded White Cockade Publishing to produce it. She later wrote a book on the Glasgow Tearooms

Juliet Kinchin also studied classics at Newnham College Cambridge before switching to History of Art. She pursued her studies at the Courtauld Institute, specialising in furniture history, and joined Glasgow Museums and Art Galleries in 1980. She later established the Christie's Decorative Arts Course at the University of Glasgow. After teaching for several years at the University of Glasgow and Glasgow School of Art she moved to New York as Curator of  Design at MoMA. She has written widely on design history.

Neil Baxter graduated from the University of Glasgow and worked for the RIAS before setting up Neil Baxter Associates, an architectural public relations consultancy in Glasgow.

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ISBN 0 9513124 0 5 paperback £22 (inc p&p)
200 pp., 280 x 210 mm, 226 ill. (1 col.)
Published in 1988

Few copies left: available only to individuals by direct order