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In her essay, titled: Bodies in Private and Public, Elizabeth Wilson (Brettle & Rice, 1994) wrote:

“Since the early nineteenth century the contrast between city and country, civilisation and nature has been one of the main organising principles for the way we make sense of our visible world. The Romantic Movement provided a powerful response to the industrial revolution and the attendant growth of cities, encapsulated as the contrast between William Blake’s ‘satanic mills’ and ‘England’s pastures green’.

This binary opposition has remained with us ever since. In the 1900s the Garden City movement made popular an architecture of cottages and village streets, perpetuated in the suburbs of the 1930s – and indeed, in today’s post-modern supermarkets and housing developments.” (p. 6).

 

 

 

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