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The Resource Subterranean cities : the world beneath Paris and London, 1800-1945, David L. Pike

Subterranean cities : the world beneath Paris and London, 1800-1945, David L. Pike

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Subterranean cities : the world beneath Paris and London, 1800-1945
Title
Subterranean cities
Title remainder
the world beneath Paris and London, 1800-1945
Statement of responsibility
David L. Pike
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The underground has been a dominant image of modern life since the late eighteenth century. A site of crisis, fascination, and hidden truth, the underground is a space at once more immediate and more threatening than the ordinary world above. In 'Subterranean Cities', David L. Pike explores the representation of underground space in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, a period during which technology and heavy industry transformed urban life. The metropolis had long been considered a moral underworld of iniquity and dissolution. As the complex drainage systems, underground railways, utility tunnels, and storage vaults of the modern cityscape superseded the countryside of caverns and mines as the principal location of actual subterranean spaces, ancient and modern converged in a mythic space that was nevertheless rooted in the everyday life of the contemporary city. Writers and artists from Felix Nadar and Charles Baudelaire to Charles Dickens and Alice Meynell, Gustave Doré and Victor Hugo, George Gissing and Emile Zola, and Jules Verne and H. G. Wells integrated images of the urban underworld into their portrayals of the anatomy of modern society. Illustrated with photographs, movie stills, prints, engravings, paintings, cartoons, maps, and drawings of actual and imagined urban spaces, Subterranean Cities documents the emergence of a novel space in the subterranean obsessions and anxieties within nineteenth-century urban culture. Chapters on the subways, sewers, and cemeteries of Paris and London provide a detailed analysis of these competing centers of urban modernity. A concluding chapter considers the enduring influence of these spaces on urban culture at the turn of the twenty-first century."--
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1963-
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Pike, David L.
Dewey number
942.100944
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Underground areas
  • Underground areas
  • Underground areas in literature
  • City and town life
  • City and town life
Label
Subterranean cities : the world beneath Paris and London, 1800-1945, David L. Pike
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
1. The new life underground -- 2. The modern necropolis -- 3. Charon's bark -- 4. Urban apocalypse
Control code
FIEb17765754
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 355 pages
Isbn
9780801442773
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (CStRLIN)DCLC2005012280-B
  • (OCoLC)60375608
Label
Subterranean cities : the world beneath Paris and London, 1800-1945, David L. Pike
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
1. The new life underground -- 2. The modern necropolis -- 3. Charon's bark -- 4. Urban apocalypse
Control code
FIEb17765754
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 355 pages
Isbn
9780801442773
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (CStRLIN)DCLC2005012280-B
  • (OCoLC)60375608

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