London: the swinging city
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The book tracks a moment in the historical geography of London during which the city asserts itself as a post-imperial global city. Swinging London it argues, emerged as the product of this recapitalisation, by absorbing avant-garde developments from the provinces and a range of transnational, mainly transatlantic, : Simon Rycroft.   The book tracks a moment in the historical geography of London during which the city asserts itself as a post-imperial global city. Swinging London it argues, emerged as the product of this recapitalisation, by absorbing avant-garde developments from the provinces and a range of transnational, mainly transatlantic, influences. show more4/5(1). This text works with two contrasting imaginings of s London - the one of the excess and comic vacuousness of 'Swinging London', the other of the radical and experimental cultural politics.   The book tracks a moment in the historical geography of London during which the city asserts itself as a post-imperial global city. Swinging London it argues, emerged as the product of this recapitalisation, by absorbing avant-garde developments from the provinces and a range of transnational, mainly transatlantic, : Taylor And Francis.

  From sexual exuberance to moral panic, the city has seen the pendulum swing from Puritanism to hedonism and back again. With latter chapters looking at Victorian London and the sexual underground of the twentieth century and beyond, this is a fascinating and vibrant chronicle of London at its most raw and ribald/5(19). Synopsis In , London was the greatest city the world had seen in size, wealth and grandeur. Yet it was also a city where poverty and disease were rife. London in was no longer among the world's very largest cities, but was still one where vast wealth was displayed - alongside beggars Reviews: "A perfectly-timed tribute to the city that's bringing us the Olympics, TASCHEN releases a photographic love letter to London for their Portrait of a City series." — , Los Angeles. Already heralded by Colin MacInnes' novel Absolute Beginners, Swinging London was underway by the mids and included music by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Who, Small Faces, The Animals, Dusty Springfield, Lulu, Cilla Black, Sandie Shaw and other artists from what was known in the US as the "British Invasion".

  Apart from being packed with the faces that would come to define the decade, it was the cool kid’s guide to the city – in fact, the words “Swinging London” appeared here first. Get this from a library! The sexual history of London: from Roman Londinium to the swinging city--lust, vice, and desire across the ages. [Catharine Arnold] -- A chronicle of London's sexual history encompasses nearly two thousand years and provides accessible coverage of such topics as sexuality in politics, the licentiousness of Victorian London, and the.   Swinging London is a catch-all term applied to the fashion and cultural scene which flourished in London, in the s.. It was a phenomenon which emphasized the young, the new and the modern. It was a period of optimism and hedonism, and a cultural catalyst was the recovery of the British economy after post-World War II hard times had lasted through much of the .   This swinging sixties novel reveals the seedier side of London where the low life met the high life in the city’s dark underbelly.” The Mimic Men by V. S. Naipaul.