The façade of power and the power of the façade: Memory and meaning in Victorian cities

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Abstract

Terraces and tenements provide the facades upon which are inscribed texts and decorative images. Embedded in the walls, these ‘plaques’ convey meanings and memories that saturate the built environment with references to the past. Evidence based on property based surveys, maps and archival documents form the empirical basis from which it is concluded that images and inscriptions presented a wider geo-political and historical awareness in the everyday setting of local residents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-36
JournalUrban History
Early online date10 Jun 2022
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 10 Jun 2022

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