A Cultural History of Madrid: Modernism and the Urban Spectacle

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Contents
List of Illustrationsix
Acknowledgementsxi
Abbreviationsxiii
1Introduction: The Castizo Metropolis1
Writing on Cities3
Rhythms of Modernity5
2Madrid, ‘Villa y Corte’13
Urban Guides17
Sketches of Everyday Life21
Panoramic Visions28
3The Nineteenth-Century Capital33
Bourgeois Madrid37
The Street and the Madrileña42
The Urban Spectacle47
4City of Contrasts57
The Sociological Eye58
Abject Impressionism63
From Street to Stage68
5Cosmopolitan Lights77
Electrifying Space77
Rectilinear Cities80
The Urban Cinematograph86
6Urban Cosmorama93
Carnival of Modernity93
Ludic Streets98
7Epilogue105
Notes109
Select Bibliography121
Index127

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