Bolti ár: 7700 Ft
Internetes ár: 6930 Ft (10% kedvezmény)
Kiadás éve: 2008
Kiadó: Cambridge University Press
Sorozat: Cambridge Studies in Historical Geography
Kategóriák: Történelem/kultúrtörténet, Szociológia, Építészet
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.
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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