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Into the belly of the beast : exploring London's Victorian sewers

Author: Paul Dobraszczyk
Publisher: Reading : Spire Books, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Looking at the underbelly of Victorian London, this title provides an account of how the city's sanitation was revolutionised in the 1850s and 1860s by means of gigantic new sewers and magnificent pumping stations. It focuses on the question of how these new spaces were understood and represented by both those who planned and promoted them.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Dobraszczyk
ISBN: 1904965245 9781904965244
OCLC Number: 460865613
Description: 236 pages, [12] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: I: PLANNING. Maps and sewers --
Sewer space and circulation II: CONSTRUCTION. Contracts and construction --
Sublime spaces III: ARCHITECTURE. Engineering and art --
Conflated spaces.
Responsibility: Paul Dobraszczyk.

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This is a very interesting history of the early years of Londons sewers (1848-68)... this fascinating book is well printed and illustrated... will be enjoyed by Victorian enthusiasts.' -- William Read more...

 
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