Building Jerusalem: The Rise and Fall of the Victorian City

Author(s): Tristram Hunt

History

This is a history of the ideas that shaped not only London, but Manchester, Glasgow, Liverpool, Leeds, Birmingham, Sheffield and other power-houses of 19th-century Britain. It charts the controversies and visions that fostered Britain's greatest civic renaissance.

Tristram Hunt explores the horrors of the Victorian city, as seen by Dickens, Engels and Carlyle; the influence of the medieval Gothic ideal of faith, community and order espoused by Pugin and Ruskin; the pride in self-government, identified with the Saxons as opposed to the Normans; the identification with the city republics of the Italian renaissance - commerce, trade and patronage; the change from the civic to the municipal, and greater powers over health, education and housing; and finally at the end of the century, the retreat from the urban to the rural ideal, led by William Morris and the garden-city movement of Ebenezer Howard.

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  • : 9780141990125
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : October 2019
  • : ---length:- '7.75'width:- '5'units:- Inches
  • : books

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  • : Tristram Hunt
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 307.76/0941/09034
  • : 624