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London Underground: A Cultural Geography

David Ashford

Abstract

Engaging with the rich catalogue of cultural material relating to the London Underground, this cultural geography sets out to explore one of the strangest spaces of the modern world. The first to complete that slow process of estrangement from the natural topography initiated by the Industrial Revolution, London Underground is shown to be what French anthropologist Marc Augé has called non-lieu: non-places, like the motorway, supermarket or airport lounge, compelled to interpret their relation to the invisible landscapes they traverse through the media of signs and maps. The tube-network is re ... More

Keywords: ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN, GRAFFITI, MODERNISM, POST-MODERNISM, URBANISM, SITUATIONISM, LONDON, UNDERGROUND, PSYCHO-GEOGRAPHY

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781846318597
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781846318597.001.0000

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Ashford, author