Originally published in two volumes, The Victorian City was a major landmark, particularly in the study of the social and intellectual attitudes of Victorian society to the challenge of urbanization. Unique in its many-sided approach to the total phenomenon of the city, this set deals on many levels with the city environment and includes:
* discussion of the city's growth, fabric, institutions, health, poverty, politics, religion, diversions
* analysis of the ways in which artists, photographers and ordinary people responded to these new landscapes
* rich illustrations from contemporary photographs, lantern slides, magazine illustrations, paintings and other material, much of which was published here for the first time.
The books will appeal to a very wide general audience and command the attention of a wide range of scholars - historians, literary and art historians, social scientists, and architects and town planners.
This set is also available in two volumes:
* Volume One: 0-415-19323-0: 428pp: £125.00
* Volume Two: 0-415-19324-9: 532pp: £125.00
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