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Nights in the Big City

Nights in the Big City

Paris, Berlin, London, 1840-1930

by Joachim Schlör

Hardback Publication Date: 15/07/2016

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This elegantly written book describes the changes in the perception and experience of the night in three great European cities: Paris, Berlin and London.

The lighting up of the European city by gas and electricity in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries brought about a new relationship with the night, in respect of both work and pleasure. Nights in the Big City explores this new awareness of the city in all its ramifications. Joachim Schlor has spent his days sifting through countless police and church archives and first-hand accounts, and his nights exploring the highways and byways of these three great capitals.

Illustrated with haunting and evocative photographs by Brandt and Kertesz, among others, and filled with contemporary literary references, Nights in the Big City has been acclaimed as a milestone in the cultural history of the city. This new edition features a Preface by Matthew Beaumont, author of Nightwalking: A Nocturnal History of London (Verso, 2015).

About the Authors
Joachim Schlor is a cultural historian based at the University of Southampton. He is the author of Tel Aviv: From Dream to City (Reaktion, 1999).

Matthew Beaumont is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at University College London. His books include Nightwalking: A Nocturnal History of London (Verso, 2015).

ISBN:
9781780235868
9781780235868
Category:
General & world history
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
15-07-2016
Publisher:
Reaktion Books, Limited
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Edition:
2nd Edition
Pages:
352
Dimensions (mm):
216x138x38.1mm

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