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Imperial Cities : Landscape, Display and Identity

Imperial Cities : Landscape, Display and Identity - 99 edition

Imperial Cities : Landscape, Display and Identity - 99 edition

ISBN13: 9780719064975

ISBN10: 071906497X

Imperial Cities : Landscape, Display and Identity by Felix Driver and David Gilbert - ISBN 9780719064975
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: Manchester University Press
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Imperial Cities : Landscape, Display and Identity by Felix Driver and David Gilbert - ISBN 9780719064975

ISBN13: 9780719064975

ISBN10: 071906497X

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 99

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Summary

Imperial cities explores the influence of imperialism in the landscapes of modern European cities. Many still display unmistakable signs of their imperial past, not only in their architecture and monuments, but also in the ways in which their identities are constructed by their inhabitants and by international tourists.

The fifteen essays in this book explore the influence of imperialism in a range of urban centres, including London, Paris, Rome, Vienna, Marseilles, Glasgow and Seville. The first part on 'imperial landscapes' is devoted to large-scale architectural schemes and monuments, including the Queen Victoria Memorial in London and the Vittoriano in Rome. In the second part, the focus is on imperial display throughout the city, from spectacular exhibitions and ceremonies, to more private displays of empire in suburban gardens. The final part considers the changing cultural and political identities in the imperial city, looking particularly at nationalism, masculinity and anti-imperialism.

Imperial cities makes a distinctive contribution to urban studies and imperial history. It will be important for students and teachers of history, geography, architecture, art history, sociology and cultural studies, as well as those interested in understanding the modern European city.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Imperial cities: overlapping territories, intertwined histories - Felix Driver and David Gilbert
2. 'A grand work of noble conception': the Victoria Memorial and imperial London - Tori Smith
3. Empire in modern Rome: shaping and remembering an imperial city, 1870-1911 - David Atkinson, Denis Cosgrove and Anna Notaro
4. Capitale du plasir: the remaking of imperial Paris - Claire Hancock
5. The Potemkin city: tourist images of late imperial Vienna - Jill Steward
6. Imperial visions: rebuilding the Bank of England 1919-39 - Iain Black
7. Staging the imperial city: the Pageant of London, 1911 - Deborah S. Ryan
8. 'Capital of the Colonies': real and imagined boundaries between metropole and empire in 1920s Marseilles - Yael Simpson Fletcher
9. Commemorating empire in twentieth-century Seville - Anthony Gristwood
10. Portable iron structures and uncertain colonial spaces at the Sydenham Crystal Palace - Andrew Hassam
11. 'The scenery of the torrid zone': imagined travels and the culture of the exotics in nineteenth century British gardens - Rebecca Preston
12. 'The Second City of the Empire': Glasgow - imperial municipality - John M. MacKenzie
13. Sartorial spectacle: clothing and masculine identities in the imperial city, 1860-1914 - Christopher Breward
14. Anti-imperial London: the Pan-African Conference of 1900 - Jonathan Schneer
Afterword. Postcolonial times: the visible and the invisible - Bill Schwarz