Brit Felmberg

Location: London, UK


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Magnificent Entertainments: Temporary Architecture&hellip by Melanie Doderer-winkler
Melanie Doderer-Winkler’s joyously entertaining book is a thoroughly researched, beautifully presented publication about temporary architecture for large-scale Georgian celebrations - private and public. The painstakingly collated, delightful and lavish images of galas, royal events, fireworks and many other occasions are sumptuously reproduced and illustrate the serious spirit in which these magnificent ventures were undertaken. Leading architects were commissioned, members of the Royal Academy of Arts employed, floor cloth made, transparencies used to transform façades into sparkling jewel boxes, canvases painted, dyed sugar and sand applied.

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