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The Past Is a Present Country: Model Towns and Commercial Utopias

Elizabeth Outka

in Consuming Traditions: Modernity, Modernism, and the Commodified Authentic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195372694
eISBN:
9780199871704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372694.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter explores the revolutions in town planning and community design that were inspired by the creation of model factory towns at the turn of the century, as well as by the rapid development ... More


Providing an Ideal Home: Paternalism and Persuasion at Bournville 1895–1914

Margaret Ponsonby

in The Edinburgh Companion to Fin de Siècle Literature, Culture and the Arts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474408912
eISBN:
9781474445030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408912.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter looks at the construction of Bournville Village near Birmingham by the Cadbury family, opening a new window into our understanding of what constituted an ‘ideal home’ at this time. It ... More


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