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London underground : a cultural geography

Author: David Ashford, Dr.
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2013.
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In London Underground: A Cultural Geography, David Ashford sets out to chart one of the strangest, as well as the most familiar, spaces in London. This book provides a theoretical account of the evolution of an archetypal modern environment. The first to complete that slow process of estrangement from the natural topography initiated by the Industrial Revolution, the London Underground is shown to be what French  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als:
Ashford, David
London underground
Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2013
XII, 188 S.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Ashford, Dr.
ISBN: 9781781387085 1781387087 9781846318016 1846318017 9781846318597 1846318599
OCLC Number: 894728259
Notes: Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 11 Aug 2017).
Description: 1 Online-Ressource (xii, 188 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
Contents: AcknowledgmentsNotes on conventionThe Book of the Machine: A User's Guide1. The Psychopathology of Modern Space: The Underground Railways of the Inner Circle in the Victorian Imagination2. The Lord of the Dynamos: The American Invasion of the Tube-Network in Theodore Dreiser's 'The Stoic' (1947)3. Blueprints for Babylon: Modernist Mapping of the London Underground in the Inter-War Period4. Making a Home in Modernity: The Conceptual History of Metroland5. 'A Vision of Christmas in Hell': The Tube-Shelter Children in Images by Bill Brandt and Henry Moore6. Insurrection in Alphabet-City: Counterculture in the London Underground, 1963-19917. The Ghost in the Machine: Psychogeography in the London Underground, 1991-2007Coda: User Created ContentBibliographyIndex
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Surveying an unusually wide variety of material, ranging from the Victorian triple-decker novel, to Modernist art and architecture, to Pop music and graffiti, this book suggests that the tube-network  Read more...


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A rich study of the underground transport system, placing the network in its historical and cultural context. * TLS * A strength of Ashford's study is his account of literary and artistic responses Read more...

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