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The Resource Victorian Babylon : people, streets, and images in nineteenth-century London, Lynda Nead

Victorian Babylon : people, streets, and images in nineteenth-century London, Lynda Nead

Label
Victorian Babylon : people, streets, and images in nineteenth-century London
Title
Victorian Babylon
Title remainder
people, streets, and images in nineteenth-century London
Statement of responsibility
Lynda Nead
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this look at nineteenth-century London, Lynda Nead offers a new account of modernity and metropolitan life. She charts the relationship between London's formation into a modern, organized city in the 1860s and the emergence of new types of production and consumption of visual culture. She considers the role visual images played in the creation of a vibrant and diverse urban culture and how new kinds of publics were created for these representations. Shifting the focus of the history of modernity from Paris to London, Nead here argues for a different understanding of gender and public space in a society where women joined the everyday life of city streets and entered the debates concerning morality, spectacle and adventure. The book draws on texts and images of many different kinds - including acts of parliament, literature, newspaper reports, private letters, maps, paintings, advertisements, posters and banned obscene publications. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, Nead explores such topics as the efforts of urban improvers to move water, air, traffic, goods and people in the Victorian metropolis; the impact of gas lighting and glass on urban leisure; and the obscenity legislation that emerged in response to new forms of visual mass culture that were perceived as dangerous and pervasive."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nead, Lynda
Dewey number
942.1/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DA683
LC item number
.N425 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • City and town life
  • Gas-lighting
  • Streets
  • Women
  • London (England)
  • Great Britain
  • London (England)
Label
Victorian Babylon : people, streets, and images in nineteenth-century London, Lynda Nead
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [235]-245) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mapping and movement. Maps and sewers ; Great Victorian ways ; Speaking to the eye ; 'The rape of the glances' ; A narrative of footsteps ; A balloon ascent -- Gas and light. A night ascent ; Daylight by night ; Secrets of the gas ; Cremorne pleasure gardens ; The last of Cremorne -- Streets and obscenity. Moral poisons ; Holywell Street: the London ghetto ; From alleys to courts: obscenity and the mapping of mid-Victorian London ; Temple bar ; Reflections on the ruins of London
Control code
43903577
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
viii, 251 pages
Isbn
9780300085051
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
00031037
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
Label
Victorian Babylon : people, streets, and images in nineteenth-century London, Lynda Nead
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [235]-245) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mapping and movement. Maps and sewers ; Great Victorian ways ; Speaking to the eye ; 'The rape of the glances' ; A narrative of footsteps ; A balloon ascent -- Gas and light. A night ascent ; Daylight by night ; Secrets of the gas ; Cremorne pleasure gardens ; The last of Cremorne -- Streets and obscenity. Moral poisons ; Holywell Street: the London ghetto ; From alleys to courts: obscenity and the mapping of mid-Victorian London ; Temple bar ; Reflections on the ruins of London
Control code
43903577
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
viii, 251 pages
Isbn
9780300085051
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
00031037
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps

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