• “An ever-expanding universe of information”: Joseph Paxton and his followers in the communications revolution

    Author(s):
    David Bawden (see profile)
    Date:
    2017
    Group(s):
    CityLIS
    Subject(s):
    History, Information science, Landscape architecture, Publishing, Scientific communication
    Item Type:
    Conference paper
    Conf. Title:
    Paxton 150: histories and futures of public parks
    Conf. Org.:
    Department of Landscape, Sheffield University
    Conf. Loc.:
    Sheffield
    Conf. Date:
    11-12 September 2015
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M60920
    Abstract:
    Slides, notes and abstract for a presentation given a conference marking the 150th anniversary of the death of Sir Joseph Paxton. The presentation considers Paxton and his followers as authors, editors and publishers, establishing the knowledge base of horticulture and park design. They were participants in the wider dissemination of information made possible by the communications revolution of the nineteenth century, and pioneers of the developing information society.
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