Modelling the Metropolis: The Architectural Model in Victorian London

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Architectural models made nineteenth-century London. As the city grew it became the global centre of finance, industrial capitalism, and the British Empire. New buildings, urban spaces, and networks of infrastructure were demanded, constructed, and rebuilt. Models were a crucial medium of communication that enabled archi¬tects, politicians, and the wider public to conceive the city’s expansion of buildings and spaces.

Based on extensive research in archives, museums, and period publications, Modelling the Metropolis addresses not just architectural models but also an eclectic range of images and objects – from technical products to sculptures, diagrams to engravings, maps to photographs – that dramatize the politics and aesthetics of Victorian London.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputBook
Publishergta Verlag
Number of pages188
ISBN (Print)978-3-85676-435-7, 2813-2521
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-85676-449-4, 2813-253X
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2023


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