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Cities in Modernity: Representations and Productions of Metropolitan Space, 1840-1930 / Edition 1
     

Cities in Modernity: Representations and Productions of Metropolitan Space, 1840-1930 / Edition 1

by Richard Dennis
 

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ISBN-10: 0521468418

ISBN-13: 9780521468411

Pub. Date: 04/30/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

What made cities 'modern' in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries? Cities in Modernity explores connections between culture, economy and built environment in cities of this period, drawing its evidence principally from London, New York and Toronto. The book discusses both the cultural experience of modernity and the material modernization of cities, placing

Overview

What made cities 'modern' in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries? Cities in Modernity explores connections between culture, economy and built environment in cities of this period, drawing its evidence principally from London, New York and Toronto. The book discusses both the cultural experience of modernity and the material modernization of cities, placing special emphasis on their historical geographies, on the production, representation and use of urban space. The opening chapters present new ways of seeing cities in political and religious discourse, social survey, mapping, art and literature. The book then concentrates on new kinds of public and private spaces, such as apartment buildings, office blocks and department stores, and the networks of communication between them. An important theme throughout is the gendered experience of the new types of environment. The book will appeal to scholars and students of historical geography, urban history and cultural studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521468411
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/30/2008
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Historical Geography Series , #40
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
436
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1. Building bridges; 2. The idea of progress; 3. Surveying the city; 4. Writing and picturing the city; 5. Improving streets; 6. Public spaces - practised places; 7. Building suburbia; 8. Consuming suburbia; 9. Mansion flats and model dwellings; 10. Geographies of downtown: office spaces; 11. Geographies of downtown: the place of shopping; 12. Networked cities.

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