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Landscapes of desire: parks, colonialism and identity in Victorian and Edwardian Ireland (2013)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Joanna Brück.

This paper will examine Ireland’s Victorian and Edwardian parks as a politicised nexus of encounter in which landscape design, architectural style and social practice combined to create class, gender and colonial identities.  Public spaces form a crucial element of the urban landscape, providing a context for particular forms of political engagement and identity construction.  In Ireland, such landscapes created regulated spaces of display and consumption in which the natural world and the urban...