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Writing the New Urbanism: Architecture and Guidebooks to London and Paris, c.1650-1730

McKellar, Elizabeth (2016). Writing the New Urbanism: Architecture and Guidebooks to London and Paris, c.1650-1730. In: Arnold, Dana and Cohen, Jean-Louis eds. Paris-Londres. Paris: INHA & Infolio, pp. 15–69.

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Abstract

This pioneering chapter explores the first guidebooks to London written for and by foreign as well as native visitors. It examines guidebooks from their inception in the mid-seventeenth century and argues that they developed into a dynamic, modern form of imaging the city, in contrast to the more conservative antiquarian urban histories. It explores the close links between guidebooks and linguistic and conduct guides in their European context. It also considers the impact of popular print culture on modes of looking at and writing about architecture for increasingly diverse and non-connoisseurial audiences.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2016 INHA / Infolio
ISBN: 2-88474-630-7, 978-2-88474-630-4
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities > Art History
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
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Item ID: 35624
Depositing User: Elizabeth McKellar
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2013 09:10
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 08:43
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/35624
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