Imperial Cities: Landscape, Display and Identity

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The fifteen essays in this book explore the influence of imperialism in a range of urban centres, including London, Paris, Rome, Vienna, Marseilles, Glasgow and Seville. The first part on "imperial landscapes" is devoted to large-scale architectural schemes and monuments, including the Queen Victoria Memorial in London and the Vittoriano in Rome. In the second part, the focus is on imperial display throughout the city, from spectacular exhibitions and ceremonies, to more private displays of empire in suburban ...

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The fifteen essays in this book explore the influence of imperialism in a range of urban centres, including London, Paris, Rome, Vienna, Marseilles, Glasgow and Seville. The first part on "imperial landscapes" is devoted to large-scale architectural schemes and monuments, including the Queen Victoria Memorial in London and the Vittoriano in Rome. In the second part, the focus is on imperial display throughout the city, from spectacular exhibitions and ceremonies, to more private displays of empire in suburban gardens. The final part considers the changing cultural and political identities in the imperial city, looking particularly at nationalism, masculinity and anti-imperialism.

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Presents revised papers from a May 1997 conference, exploring the influence of imperialism in the landscapes of modern European cities. Looks at ways cities still display signs of their imperial past, not only in their architecture and monuments, but also in the ways in which their identities are constructed by their inhabitants and by international tourists. Examines imperial display throughout many cities, from spectacular exhibitions and ceremonies to more private displays of empire in suburban gardens, and considers the changing cultural and political identities in the imperial city, focusing on nationalism, masculinity, and ant-imperialism. Includes b&w modern and historical illustrations and photos of buildings, gardens, and historical events. The editors are affiliated with Royal Holloway, University of London. Distributed by St. Martin's Press. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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"This volume will certainly be original, scholarly and important. It is genuinely multi-disciplinary effort and . . . considers a very wide range of very important themes across the arts, humanities and social sciences."—Mike Hefferman, Loughborough University.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780719054136
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/1999
  • Series: Studies in Imperialism
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.28 (w) x 9.43 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Meet the Author

Felix Driver is Reader in Geography, and David Gilbert is Senior Lecturer in Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London.

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations
General editor's introduction
Notes on contributors
Acknowledgements
1 Imperial cities: overlapping territories, intertwined histories 1
2 'A grand work of noble conception': the Victoria Memorial and imperial London 21
3 Empire in modern Rome: shaping and remembering an imperial city, 1870-1911 40
4 Capitale du plaisir: the remaking of imperial Paris 64
5 The Potemkin city: tourist images of late imperial Vienna 78
6 Imperial visions: rebuilding the Bank of England, 1919-39 96
7 Staging the imperial city: the Pageant of London, 1911 117
8 'Capital of the Colonies': real and imagined boundaries between metropole and empire in 1920s Marseilles 136
9 Commemorating empire in twentieth-century Seville 155
10 Portable iron structures and uncertain colonial spaces at the Sydenham Crystal Palace 174
11 'The scenery of the torrid zone': imagined travels and the culture of exotics in nineteenth-century British gardens 194
12 'The Second City of the Empire': Glasgow - imperial municipality 215
13 Sartorial spectacle: clothing and masculine identities in the imperial city, 1860-1914 238
14 Anti-imperial London: the Pan-African Conference of 1900 254
Afterword: Postcolonial times: the visible and the invisible 268
Index 273
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