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Title :

Peripheral visions : alternative aspects and rural presences in mid-eighteenth-century London

Author :
MCKELLAR, Elizabeth ;
Publication year :
1999
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
This essay moves beyond the traditional concentration on the formation of polite identities in the classical townscape of the West End to offer an alternative vision of London constituted of multiple, distinct environments. Using the examples of the spa resorts at Hampstead and Islington, it argues that we need to extend our notion of the 'urban' in this period to include these semi-rural locations. Through an analysis of textual and visual sources [primarily prints, including some by J.B.C. Chatelain] it presents the city as a complex and heterogenous landscape incorporating an 'edge' in which cosy suburban villages and farms were intermixed with industrial enterprises, shanty settlements and out-of-town leisure developments. Far from being marginal the periphery played a significant role in town life, and London in this period can be seen as the prototype of the fractured modern connurbation. ;
Pagination/Size :
11 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Chatelain, Jean Baptiste Claude, v.1710-v.1771 ; Estampe ; Grande-Bretagne ; London (GBR) ; London (GBR), Hampstead ; London (GBR), Islington ; Urbanisme ; Vie rurale ; Vie urbaine ; Vues ; 1700-1800 ;
Descriptors :
Chatelain, Jean Baptiste Claude, ca.1710-ca.1771 ; Great Britain ; London (GBR) ; London (GBR), Hampstead ; London (GBR), Islington ; Prints ; Rural life ; Urban life ; Urbanism ; Views ; 1700-1800 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Art history, 1999, 22, 4, Nov
INIST identifier :
24974785 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0141-6790 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Routledge & Kegan, Henley-on-Thames
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;