By Katy Layton-Jones

ISBN-10: 0719099692

ISBN-13: 9780719099694

darkish satanic generators, cobbled streets and cholera became universal shorthand for the nineteenth-century British city. during the last century historic fact has merged seamlessly with mythology, literature and cartoon to create a dramatic yet totally deceptive illustration of the city earlier. Drawing on pictorial and ephemeral resources that formed the preferred picture of British cities, past the city revises our figuring out of urbanisation, its illustration and interpretation during the lengthy 19th century. unlike myriad courses that handle London solely, this publication examines pictures that replicate the transforming into political, social and cultural value of British provincial cities within the wake of the commercial Revolution. protecting destinations from Bristol to Leeds, Glasgow to Birmingham and Manchester to Swansea, it employs hitherto unexplored visible and ephemeral assets to bare a fancy and compelling new narrative of British urbanisation.

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