Making London’s modernity: capital, memory and nature

Arnold, Dana (2010) Making London’s modernity: capital, memory and nature. In: Manifestoes and transformations in the early modernist city. Cordua, Christian Hermansen, ed. Ashgate, pp. 165-178. ISBN 9780754679493

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Abstract

The industrialization of the nineteenth-century European city facilitated developing conceptions of the model city, and allowed for large scale urban transformations. The urban discourse in the latter half of the nineteenth century was consequently dominated by a dialectic exchange between the ideal and the practical, a debate played out in the formation of the modern metropolis.

Manifestoes and Transformations is the first work to deal with urban utopias and their relationship with actual urban interventions. Bringing together a carefully chosen, wide-ranging team of experts, the book provides a broad, contextual exploration of the ideas and urban practices which are the foundations of our conception of the contemporary city. As such, it is a valuable resource for students interested in the formation of the modernist city.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > School of Art and Design > Fashion and Interiors
A. > School of Art and Design > Fashion and Interiors > Design and Urban Cultures cluster
Item ID: 11353
Depositing User: Devika Mohan
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2013 07:04
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2017 15:09
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/11353

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