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The British Empire Exhibition at Wembley

Unlike the great exhibition of 1851, where a colossal experiment in constructional engineering in glass and iron reacted upon the building methods of the whole civilised world, the far larger exhibition at Wembley is in some respects less ambitious and clings fairly closely to the normal methods of design and construcfion. Colour is also lacking, and the British Empire Exhibition is probably the first in which the principal palaces have been left in the unpalatial and retiring hue of dingy grey. Adequate performance of function should take precedence over artistic presentation, and the vast crowds at Wembley view the exhibits in reasonable comfort. W. Harvey

Author(s): Harvey, W

Keywords: british empire exhibition, wembley, london;buildings