Within the parkland of Penge, in south London, dinosaurs roam. The Artwork and Science of the Crystal Palace Dinosaurs by Mark Whitton and Ellinor Michel is a visible feast that examines these Victorian sculptures
1 June 2022
THE Nice Exhibition of 1851 was an enormous success – so big that in 1852 the iron and glass construction that had contained it was reassembled on parkland in Penge in south London, forming the nucleus of a everlasting complicated of gardens, fountains and weird points of interest. The Geological Courtroom, arguably its most beguiling exhibit, nonetheless enchants and evokes right this moment.
Cleverly designed to evoke misplaced landscapes and peppered with sculptures of long-extinct creatures, this naturalistic celebration of geology …