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Author Ashford, David, Dr., author.

Title London underground : a cultural geography / David Ashford.

Publication Info. Liverpool, England : Liverpool University Press, 2013.


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Description 1 online resource (209 pages) : illustrations (some color)
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Note Includes index.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed November 9, 2013).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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 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 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.
Subject London Underground Limited.
London Underground Limited. (OCoLC)fst00605833
London (England) -- Civilization.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Great Britain.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
Civilization. (OCoLC)fst00862898
England -- London. (OCoLC)fst01204271
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Ashford, David. London underground : a cultural geography. Liverpool, England : Liverpool University Press, ©2013 xii, 209 pages 9781846318597
ISBN 9781781389317 (electronic bk.)
1781389314 (electronic bk.)
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