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New Labour?new renaissance

Pearson, C (2012) 'New Labour?new renaissance.' City, 16 (5). pp. 576-594. ISSN 1360-4813

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Abstract

This paper explores the term ?urban renaissance? in relation to the historiography of the Renaissance of the 15th and 16th centuries in Italy. It examines the place of the Renaissance in cultural history and considers how it has, since its inception, been utilised by writers to reflect on the present. The paper situates the urban renaissance within the context of New Labour rhetoric at the time of the Millennium. It argues that the idea of renaissance can, in this instance, be connected to a kind of millenarianism that was reflected in public rhetoric regarding the city and in a number of building projects.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: urban renaissance; renaissance; Millennium; millenarianism; Richard Rogers; Ruskin; Michelet; Quinet; Burckhardt; utopia; Brunelleschi; Towards an Urban Renaissance; New Labour; urbanism
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities
Faculty of Humanities > Philosophy and Art History, School of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 09 May 2013 12:04
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2022 19:13
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/6152

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