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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
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Author
Subject
Genre
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 As the complex drainage systems, underground railways, utility tunnels, and storage vaults of the modern cityscape superseded the countryside of caverns and mines as the principal location of actual subterranean spaces, ancient and modern converged in a mythic space that was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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JSTOR
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1963-
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Pike, David L.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Underground areas
  • Underground areas
  • Underground areas in literature
  • City and town life
  • City and town life
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • City and town life
  • Underground areas in literature
  • Underground areas
  • England
  • France
  • Katakombe
  • Metropole
  • Stadtbild
  • Stadtleben
  • Tunnel
  • Untergrundbahn
  • Unterirdisches Bauwerk
  • Unterirdisches Versorgungsnetz
  • London
  • Paris
  • Paris
Label
Subterranean cities : the world beneath Paris and London, 1800-1945, David L. Pike
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-341) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
New life underground -- Modern necropolis -- Charon's bark -- Urban apocalypse
Control code
on1042329135
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 355 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501729485
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv2dw2v6
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1042329135
Label
Subterranean cities : the world beneath Paris and London, 1800-1945, David L. Pike
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-341) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
New life underground -- Modern necropolis -- Charon's bark -- Urban apocalypse
Control code
on1042329135
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 355 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501729485
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv2dw2v6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1042329135

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