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Gardening in the Apocalypse

Nathaniel Robert Walker

in Victorian Visions of Suburban Utopia: Abandoning Babylon

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780198861447
eISBN:
9780191893438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861447.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Criticism/Theory

The “White City” of the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago struck many Americans as a hopeful glimmer of the happy cities to come, but soon, visions of even happier utopian suburbs reclaimed ... More


The Garden City Idea

Kristin E. Larsen

in Community Architect: The Life and Vision of Clarence S. Stein

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501702464
eISBN:
9781501706141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702464.003.0002
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter provides context for Clarence Samuel Stein's engagement with and translation of Ebenezer Howard's proposed Garden City and for his advocacy of these ideas in his projects, service, ... More


‘Watch out, there may be poison in it!’ (Er Ma, 1929)

Anne Witchard

in Lao She in London

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789888139606
eISBN:
9789882208643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139606.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter reads Er Ma against the socio-cultural background outlined in the previous chapters. By showing us London's Chinatown through the eyes of his Chinese protagonists, Lao She's narrative ... More


Victorian Visions of Suburban Utopia: Abandoning Babylon

Nathaniel Robert Walker

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780198861447
eISBN:
9780191893438
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861447.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Criticism/Theory

The rise of suburbs and disinvestment from cities have been defining features of life in many countries over the course of the twentieth century, especially English-speaking ones. The separation of ... More


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