The British Seaside

Holidays and Resorts in the Twentieth Century

Author: John K. Walton

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719051708

Category: History

Page: 216

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A detailed academic cultural study of the rise and fall of the seaside holiday in Britain. John K. Walton offers a broad interpretation of the holidays and resorts, looking at who went, where they went, what they did, and how they were entertained.

The English Seaside in Victorian and Edwardian Times

Author: John Hannavy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0747811911

Category: History

Page: 128

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Through a collection of coloured holiday photographs covering all the major and several minor resorts around England's coast, linked to selected written commentaries from Charles Dickens and many others, this book celebrates the heyday of the seaside holiday.

Power and Politics at the Seaside

The Development of Devon's Resorts in the Twentieth Century

Author: Nigel Morgan,Annette Pritchard

Publisher: University of Exeter Press

ISBN: 9780859895712

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 243

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The seaside is the twentieth century's pre-eminent global tourism site and this is the first book of its kind to examine political and power relations in modern seaside resort development. As an historical study of seaside tourism in Devon-England's most popular domestic holiday destination-it reveals the complex interplay between ideology, class and power and the consumption of landscape and place. Drawing on rich local, regional and national sources and bringing together approaches from history, sociology, geography and cultural studies, the book addresses the seaside holiday as an historical and sociological phenomenon. It locates seaside tourism within the wider leisure experience and suggests that the seaside manifests and reinforces the wider social, economic and political power relations which shape society.

Modernism on Sea

Art and Culture at the British Seaside

Author: Lara Feigel,Alexandra Harris

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781906165246

Category: Design

Page: 272

View: 2018


This lively and intelligent collection of essays examines artistic responses to the British seaside from the 1930s onward, and includes writers and artists such as Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath, and John Piper. Although modernism is usually associated with the city, the authors show that it also has a vital relationship with the seaside.

The Seaside, Health and the Environment in England and Wales since 1800

Author: John Hassan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351882198

Category: History

Page: 320

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The seaside has always held a special position in British history as a place of rest, relaxation and recuperation. Over the last 200 years many have made their way to the coast, attracted by the long sunshine hours, the clean ozone-charged air and the opportunities for bathing in and even drinking sea-water. Although the early health resort ideal began to give way to more pleasure orientated themes in the nineteenth century, the seaside holiday was still regarded by many as a wholesome and invigorating break from inland urban life well into the twentieth century. Yet with ever increasing numbers of visitors and rising levels of coastal pollution, this was by no means a forgone conclusion. The Seaside, Health and the Environment in England and Wales since 1800 explores the ways in which English seaside resorts continually reinvented themselves to take account of contemporary trends in popular leisure and maintain their hold on the public's imagination. Particular account is paid to the interwar years when new obsessions with outdoor activities such as sunbathing and tanning were purposefully adopted by the industry to define the modern image of the resort holiday. For these and other reasons the seaside holiday reached new peaks of popularity in the 1930s and 1950s, yet, this very success placed enormous pressures on the environmental amenities that people came to enjoy. As this work shows, environmental stresses were manifold, particularly pollution of the resorts' prime assets, their beaches. As such, serious questions are raised concerning why it took such a long time for a determined effort to be made to reverse beach pollution, and the lessons to be learned regarding the impact of negative images of the coast as a zone of danger and infection.

Managing Coastal Tourism Resorts

A Global Perspective

Author: Sheela Agarwal,Gareth Shaw

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1845410726

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 326

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Drawing on examples from a range of economies and environments, this text develops a global perspective on the management issues facing coastal resorts. The main management themes highlighted include the processes of restructuring, and attempts to develop sustainable agendas.

Designing the Seaside

Architecture, Society and Nature

Author: Fred Gray

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781861892744

Category: Architecture

Page: 336

View: 7248


Presents a history of seaside architecture from the eighteenth century to the present day. This book covers the formal and informal design processes involved in major buildings as well as ephemeral structures from piers and pavilions to resort parks and open spaces to shops selling candy floss.