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Cities in modernity : representations and productions of metropolitan space, 1840-1930

Author: Richard Dennis
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Series: Cambridge studies in historical geography, 40.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What made cities 'modern' in the 19th and early 20th centuries? This text explores connections between culture, economy and built environment in cities of this period, drawing its evidence principally from London, New York and Toronto.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Dennis
ISBN: 9780521464703 0521464706 9780521468411 0521468418
OCLC Number: 181910114
Description: xvii, 436 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: Building bridges --
The idea of progress --
Surveying the city --
Writing and picturing the city --
Improving streets --
Public spaces-practised places --
Building suburbia --
Consuming suburbia --
Mansion flats and model dwellings --
Geographies of downtown : office spaces --
Geographies of downtown : the place of shopping --
Networked cities.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in historical geography, 40.
Responsibility: Richard Dennis.
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