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Author Marcus, Sharon, 1966-

Title Apartment stories : city and home in nineteenth-century Paris and London / Sharon Marcus.

Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [1999]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  307.336 MARC    AVAILABLE
 UniM Archit  307.336 MARC    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 323 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-313) and index.
Contents Pt. 1. Open Houses. 1. Seeing through Paris, 1820-1848. 2. Balzac's Spatial Relations -- Pt. 2. The City and the Domestic Ideal. 3. The Haunted London House, 1940-1880 -- Pt. 3. Interiorization and Its Discontents. 4. Enclosing Paris, 1852-1880. 5. Zola's Restless House.
Summary In urban studies, the nineteenth century is the "age of great cities." In feminist studies, it is the era of the separate domestic sphere. But what of the city's homes? In the course of answering this question, Apartment Stones provides a singular and radically new framework for understanding the urban and the domestic. Turning to an element of the cityscape that is thoroughly familiar yet frequently overlooked, Sharon Marcus argues that the apartment house embodied the intersections of city and home, public and private, and masculine and feminine spheres.
Subject Apartment houses -- Social aspects -- France -- Paris -- History -- 19th century.
Apartment houses -- Social aspects -- England -- London -- History -- 19th century.
Personal space -- England -- London -- History -- 19th century.
French fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
English fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Cities and towns in literature.
Paris (France) -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
London (England) -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Paris (France) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
London (England) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
ISBN 0520208528
0520217268 (paperback)