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'Part barrier, part entrance to a parallel dimension': London and the modernity of urban perception

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'Part barrier, part entrance to a parallel dimension' : London and the modernity of urban perception. / Wolfreys, Julian Leonard.

Neo-Victorian Cities: Reassessing Urban Politics and Poetics. ed. / Marie-Luise Kohlke; Christian Gutleben. Brill, 2015. p. 127-148 (Neo-Victorian Series; Vol. 4).

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Harvard

Wolfreys, JL 2015, 'Part barrier, part entrance to a parallel dimension': London and the modernity of urban perception. in M-L Kohlke & C Gutleben (eds), Neo-Victorian Cities: Reassessing Urban Politics and Poetics. Neo-Victorian Series, vol. 4, Brill, pp. 127-148. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004292338_006

APA

Wolfreys, J. L. (2015). 'Part barrier, part entrance to a parallel dimension': London and the modernity of urban perception. In M-L. Kohlke, & C. Gutleben (Eds.), Neo-Victorian Cities: Reassessing Urban Politics and Poetics (pp. 127-148). (Neo-Victorian Series; Vol. 4). Brill. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004292338_006

Vancouver

Wolfreys JL. 'Part barrier, part entrance to a parallel dimension': London and the modernity of urban perception. In Kohlke M-L, Gutleben C, editors, Neo-Victorian Cities: Reassessing Urban Politics and Poetics. Brill. 2015. p. 127-148. (Neo-Victorian Series). https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004292338_006

Author

Wolfreys, Julian Leonard. / 'Part barrier, part entrance to a parallel dimension' : London and the modernity of urban perception. Neo-Victorian Cities: Reassessing Urban Politics and Poetics. editor / Marie-Luise Kohlke ; Christian Gutleben. Brill, 2015. pp. 127-148 (Neo-Victorian Series).

Bibtex

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