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Riassunto: In 1753, London was the largest metropolis in the world, a city of extremes: poverty and wealth, innovation and tradition. It was the city of Johnson, Pope, Kent and Hogarth, and opulent displays and burgeoning industry. It also harbored abject poverty, social prejudices and Tory inclinations a mindset that would lead to both the American and the Industrial Revolutions, and, within seventy-five years, to fundamental changes in how people were governed, information conveyed and children educated. In this scholarly, extensively illustrated book, published to accompany a major exhibition celebrating the 250th birthday of the British Museum, we see the city's life through its objects; through prints and coins, paintings and trade cards, pub signs and drawings. We see London bursting with energy and confidence, twenty times larger than the nearest provincial rival, home to 11 percent of Britain's population: in every way an imperial city.
Three essays by Porter, Fox, and Hyde are coupled with extensive captions to the illustrations of the objects themselves, as we move across the city, from east to west, exploring the characteristics and idiosyncrasies of its discrete quarters Westminster, Chelsea, Knightsbridge, Mayfair, and the West End. Trade cards and elaborate engravings advertise the skills of the tradesmen; satirical prints provide insight into social attitudes and political policies; topographical engravings and drawings display London under construction and the vibrancy and variety of its neighborhoods.
Illustrated with thirty color images and over 325 black and white illustrations, this visual feast captures the excitement, vitality, topography, iconography, and sociology of this great metropolis as it approached the peak of its power and influence. It provides a fundamental text for understanding both England and her "wonder city" at a pivotal moment in their history.
Sinossi: London was the largest city in the world in the middle of the 18th century when the British Museum was founded, and characterized by contrasts of innovation and tradition, wealth and poverty, crime and philanthropy. This is the catalogue of a special exhibition celebrating the museum's anniversary.
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Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Codice libro della libreria GOR001843667
Descrizione libro British Museum Press, 2003. Condizione libro: Good. illustrated edition. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP92969805
Descrizione libro British Museum Press, 2003. Condizione libro: Very Good. illustrated edition. N/A. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP13427047
Descrizione libro British Museum Press. Paperback. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Codice libro della libreria 2744926498
Descrizione libro British Museum Press. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: Very Good. 0714126314 signs of little wear on the cover. Codice libro della libreria Z0714126314Z2
Descrizione libro Soft cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. little peeling to corners of cover, grub marks to cover, pages in very nice condition, shipped from the UK. Codice libro della libreria 732/RE/1130P
Descrizione libro British Museum Press. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: Fine. 0714126314 Remainder mark. Codice libro della libreria Z0714126314Z1
Descrizione libro British Musuem. Condizione libro: Used - Like New. Fine. Paperback. 2003. This is an imported edition. Codice libro della libreria W74166
Descrizione libro British Musuem. Condizione libro: Used - Very Good. 2003. Paperback. Very Good. Codice libro della libreria Z0056805
Descrizione libro British Museum Press, 2003. Condizione libro: Used - Very Good. VG paperback. With B&W & colour illustrations. A tidy copy in tight binding. Codice libro della libreria BOOKS231448I