Spaces of Modernity

London's Geographies 1680-1780

Miles Ogborn

July 11, 1998
ISBN 9781572303652
Price: $55.00
340 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"

From the civility of Westminster's newly paved streets to the dangerous pleasures of Vauxhall Gardens and the grand designs of the Universal Register Office, this book examines the identities, practices, and power relations of the modern city as they emerged within and transformed the geographies of eighteenth-century London. Ogborn draws upon a wide variety of textual and visual sources to illuminate processes of commodification, individualization, state formation, and the transformation of the public sphere within the new spaces of the metropolis.