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Spaces of Modernity: London's Geographies 1680-1780 (Mappings)

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This text provides a reinterpretation of London during a period of dramatic change, and presents ways of understanding the coming modernity through the transformation of urban landscapes. The book starts an exploration of the major theoretical approaches to modernity. This is followed by studies of a number of sites within London that demonstrate the coming of modernity. The history and organization of Magdalen Hospital, the paving and lighting of Westminster, Vauxhall's pleasure gardens, and other are presented and given novel reinterpretation. This book should be of interest to those interested in the history of London or England, as well as those with an interest in cultural studies or 18th-century history.

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Examines the identities, practices, and power relations of the modern city as they emerged within and transformed the geographies of 18th- century London. A wide variety of textual and visual sources illuminates processes of commodification, individualization, state formation, and the transformation of the public sphere within the new spaces of the metropolis. Includes b&w illustrations.
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Synopsis:

From the civility of Westminster's newly paved streets to the dangerous pleasures of Vauxhall Gardens and the grand designs of the Universal Register Office, this book examines the identities, practices, and power relations of the modern city as they emerged within and transformed the geographies of eighteenth-century London. Ogborn draws upon a wide variety of textual and visual sources to illuminate processes of commodification, individualization, state formation, and the transformation of the public sphere within the new spaces of the metropolis.

Synopsis:

This text provides a reinterpretation of London during a period of dramatic change, and presents ways of understanding the coming modernity through the transformation of urban landscapes.

About the Author

Miles Ogborn, PhD, is Lecturer in Geography at Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, UK

Table of Contents

Contents

1. Spaces of Modernity

2. The Magdalen Hospital

3. The Street

4. The Pleasure Garden

5. Excise Geographies

6. The Universal Register Office

7. Maps of Modernity

Product Details

ISBN:
9781572303652
Author:
Ogborn, Miles
Publisher:
Guilford Publications
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
History
Subject:
London
Subject:
Human Geography
Subject:
Architecture, modern
Subject:
Public spaces -- England -- London -- History.
Subject:
Great Britain
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
London (England) History 18th century.
Subject:
London (England) History 17th century.
Subject:
World History-England General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Mappings: Society/Theory/Space
Publication Date:
19980731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
340
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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From the civility of Westminster's newly paved streets to the dangerous pleasures of Vauxhall Gardens and the grand designs of the Universal Register Office, this book examines the identities, practices, and power relations of the modern city as they emerged within and transformed the geographies of eighteenth-century London. Ogborn draws upon a wide variety of textual and visual sources to illuminate processes of commodification, individualization, state formation, and the transformation of the public sphere within the new spaces of the metropolis.

"Synopsis" by , This text provides a reinterpretation of London during a period of dramatic change, and presents ways of understanding the coming modernity through the transformation of urban landscapes.
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