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The Great American Hall of Wonders: Art, Science, and Invention in the Nineteenth Century

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The Great American Hall of Wonders is a vividly illustrated survey of the American ingenuity that energised all aspects of 19th-century society, from the painting of landscapes and scenes of everyday life, to the planning of scientific expeditions and the development of new mechanical devices. It focuses on six iconic objects that inspired the American imagination: the buffalo, the giant sequoia, and Niagara Falls (symbolising vast natural bounty), and the gun, the railroad, and the clock (representing all things mechanical ...

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Great American Hall of Wonders: Art, Science, and Invention in the Nineteenth Century
2011, D Giles Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781904832973

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The Great American Hall of Wonders: Art, Science, and Invention in the Nineteenth Century
2005, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC

ISBN-13: 9780979067891

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