London's Sewers

London's Sewers

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London's sewers could be called the city's forgotten underground: mostly invisible subterranean spaces of absolutely vital importance that nonetheless rarely get the same degree of attention as the Tube. Paul Dobraszczyk here outlines the fascinating history of London's sewers from the nineteenth century onwards, using a rich variety of colour illustrations, photographs and newspaper engravings to show their development from medieval spaces to the complex, modern citywide network, largely constructed in the 1860s, that is still in place today. This book explores London's sewers in history, fiction and film, including how they entice intrepid explorers into their depths, from the Victorian period to the present more

Product details

  • Electronic book text | 98 pages
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Bloomsbury Shire
  • Oxford, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 20 b/w; 50 col
  • 0747815305
  • 9780747815303

Table of contents

Introduction /The filthy city /Planning the new sewers /Constructing the new sewers /Cathedrals of sewage /Exploring the sewers /Places to visit /Further reading /Indexshow more

About Paul Dobraszczyk

Paul Dobraszczyk is an art historian specializing in the architecture and visual culture of the Victorian period, from underground spaces to graphic design, ornamental cast iron to census forms. He has published widely on these subjects, including two books: Into the Belly of the Beast: Exploring London's Victorian Sewers (Spire, 2009) and Iron, Ornament and Architecture in Victorian Britain (Ashgate, 2014).show more

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