Manchester

Manchester Something Rich and Strange

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Synopsis

What is Manchester? Moving far from the glitzy shopping districts and architectural showpieces, away from cool city-centre living and modish cultural centres, this book shows us the unheralded, under-appreciated and overlooked parts of Greater Manchester in which the majority of Mancunians live, work and play. It tells the story of the city thematically, using concepts such a 'material', 'atmosphere', 'waste', 'movement' and 'underworld' to challenge our understanding of the quintessential post-industrial metropolis. Bringing together contributions from twenty-five poets, academics, writers, novelists, historians, architects and artists from across the region alongside a range of captivating photographs, this book explores the history of Manchester through its chimneys, cobblestones, ginnels and graves. This wide-ranging and inclusive approach reveals a host of idiosyncrasies, hidden spaces and stories that have until now been neglected.

Book information

ISBN: 9781526144140
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 942.733
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 350
Weight: 390g
Height: 138mm
Width: 216mm
Spine width: 32mm