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Title The metropolis and its image : constructing identities for London, c.1750-1950 / edited by Dana Arnold
Published [Place of publication not identified] : Association of Art Historians ; Oxford [England] ; Malden, MA : Blackwell, 1999


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Description 176 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents Editor's Introduction / Dana Arnold -- Aestheticizing the Ancestral City: antiquarianism, topography and the representation of London in the long eighteenth century / Lucy Peltz -- Peripheral Visions: alternative aspects and rural presences in mid-eighteenth-century London / Elizabeth McKellar -- 'Beastly Sights': the treatment of animals as a moral theme in representations of London c. 1820-1850 / Diana Donald -- London Bridge and its Symbolic Identity in the Regency Metropolis: the dialectic of civic and national pride / Dana Arnold -- Government and the Metropolitan Image: ministers, parliament and the concept of a capital city, 1840-1915 / M. H. Port -- Rebuilding 'The Heart of the Empire': bank headquarters in the City of London, 1919-1939 / Iain S. Black -- Benjamin's Paris, Freud's Rome: whose London? / Adrian Rifkin
Summary "London is at once an imagined community and an interaction of histories and place which present the experience of a metropolis. The complexity of the different images of the real and virtual London are revealed in the systems of representation and interpretation, the interaction of civic and national interests and issues of urban planning. The essays in this book examine moments in this diverse set of social, economic and cultural relationships which cohere in the construction of London's identities."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Also published as vol. 22, no. 4 of Art history, issn 0141-6790
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject London (England) -- Historiography.
London (England) -- History -- 1800-1950 -- Historiography.
London (England) -- History -- 18th century -- Historiography.
London (England) -- In art.
Author Arnold, Dana.
LC no. 99056077
ISBN 0631216677