The pursuit of pleasure : gender, space & architecture in Regency London


The pursuit of pleasure : gender, space & architecture in Regency London

Jane Rendell

Athlone, c2002

  • : hdc
  • : pbk


The pursuit of pleasure : gender, space and architecture in Regency London

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 198-243) and index



The Pursuit of Pleasure presents the figures of the rambler and the cyprian, the Eighteenth Century precursors to the Parisian flaneur and prostitute. The urban spaces traced by these figures were the clubs, sporting venues, operas, assembly rooms, streets and arcades of central London. Drawing on critical theory, geography and philosophy, The Pursuit of Pleasure extends and critiques the discipline of architectural history from a feminist perspective. The gendering of public space is considered to be a complex and shifting series of moves and looks between men and women, constructed and represented through spatial and social relations of consumption, display and exchange. Illustrated with contemporary prints and drawings, The Pursuit of Pleasure is an extraordinarily rich analysis of the gendered issues of public space at the birth of the modern metropolis.


1. The Pursuit of Pleasure. 2. Life in London. 3. The Clubs of St James's - Public Patriarchy. 4. Almack's Assembly Rooms - Exchanging Property. 5. The Italian Opera House - Exchanging Looks. 6. Life in and out of London.

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