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The Resource London underground : a cultural geography, David Ashford

London underground : a cultural geography, David Ashford

Label
London underground : a cultural geography
Title
London underground
Title remainder
a cultural geography
Statement of responsibility
David Ashford
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 anthropologist Marc Augé has termed non-lieu--a non-place, like a motorway, supermarket or airport lounge, compelled to interpret its relationship to the invisible landscape it traverses through the medium of signs and maps. 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 cultural geography suggests that the Tube-network is a transitional form, linking the spaces of Victorian England to the virtual spaces of our contemporary consumer-capitalism."--Page 4 of cover
Member of
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
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Ashford, David
Dewey number
942.1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GF552.L66
LC item number
A84 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • London Underground Limited
  • Subways
  • Cultural geography
  • London (England)
Label
London underground : a cultural geography, David Ashford
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The book of the machine : a user's guide -- Psychopathology of modern space : the underground railways of the inner circle in the Victorian imagination -- The lord of the dynamos : the American invasion of the tube-network in Theodore Dreiser's The stoic (1947) -- Blueprints for Babylon : modernist mapping of the London underground -- Making a home in modernity : the conceptual history of metroland -- Christmas in hell : tube-shelter children in images by Bill Brandt and Henry Moore -- Insurrection in alphabet-city : counterculture in the London underground -- The ghost in the machine : psychogeography in the London underground
Control code
EBC4616297
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (209 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781781387085
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color map
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC4616297
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL4616297
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr11246353
  • (CaONFJC)MIL878031
  • (OCoLC)875241057
Label
London underground : a cultural geography, David Ashford
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The book of the machine : a user's guide -- Psychopathology of modern space : the underground railways of the inner circle in the Victorian imagination -- The lord of the dynamos : the American invasion of the tube-network in Theodore Dreiser's The stoic (1947) -- Blueprints for Babylon : modernist mapping of the London underground -- Making a home in modernity : the conceptual history of metroland -- Christmas in hell : tube-shelter children in images by Bill Brandt and Henry Moore -- Insurrection in alphabet-city : counterculture in the London underground -- The ghost in the machine : psychogeography in the London underground
Control code
EBC4616297
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (209 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781781387085
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color map
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC4616297
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL4616297
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr11246353
  • (CaONFJC)MIL878031
  • (OCoLC)875241057

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