Barcelona: An Urban History of Science and Modernity, by Oliver Hochadel,Agustí Nieto-Galan PDF

By Oliver Hochadel,Agustí Nieto-Galan

The 4 many years among the 2 common Exhibitions of 1888 and 1929 have been formative within the production of contemporary Barcelona. structure and paintings blossomed within the paintings of Antoni Gaudi­ etc. while, social unrest tore town aside. issues resembling artwork nouveau and anarchism have attracted the eye of various historians. but the the most important function of technological know-how, expertise and medication within the cultural make-up of the town has been mostly missed. the 10 articles of this publication get better the richness and complexity of the clinical tradition of end of the century Barcelona. The authors discover a extensive diversity of issues: zoological gardens, ordinary background museums, entertainment parks, new clinical specialities, the clinical practices of anarchists and spiritists, the clinical geography of the city underworld, early mass media, family electrical energy and astronomical observatories. They be aware of the schedule of the bourgeois elites but additionally to hitherto overlooked actors: clients of electrical applied sciences and radio amateurs, sufferers in clinics and dispensaries, creditors and viewers of museums, operating type audiences of public talks and feminine mediums. technology, know-how and medication served to exert social keep watch over but additionally to voice social critique. Barcelona: An city heritage of technology and modernity (1888-1929) indicates that town round 1900 was once either a author and facilitator of data but in addition an area considerably remodeled by way of the appropriation of this data through its unruly citizens.

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