Restless Cities - Matthew Beaumont; Gregory Dart; Marshall Berman; Kasia Boddy; Iain Borden; | Foyles Bookstore
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Restless Cities
Foyalty 63

Restless Cities (Paperback)

Usually despatched within 2 days.


The metropolis is a site of endless making and unmaking. From the attempt to imagine a city-symphony to the cinematic tradition that runs from Walter Ruttmann to Terence Davies, "Restless Cities" traces the idiosyncratic character of the metropolitan city from the nineteenth century to the twenty-first-century megalopolis. With explorations of phenomena including nightwalking, urbicide, property, commuting and recycling, this wide-ranging new book identifies and traces the patterns that have defined everyday life in the modern city and its effect on us as individuals. Bringing together some of the most significant cultural writers of our time, from Iain Sinclair, Chris Petit and Geoff Dyer to Esther Leslie, Marshall Berman, and Patrick Keiller, "Restless Cities" is an illuminating, revelatory journey to the heart of our metropolitan world. Contributors include: Matthew Beaumont, Marshall Berman, Kaisa Boddy, Iain Borden, Rachel Bowlby, Gregory Dart, Geoff Dyer, Patrick Keiller, Esther Leslie, Michael Newton, Chris Petit, Michael Sayeau, Michael Sheringham, Iain Sinclair, David Trotter and Mark W. Turner.

History & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsSocial & cultural historyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsUrban communitiesTravel & MapsTravel writing Publisher: Verso Books Publication Date: 28/04/2010 ISBN-13: 9781844674053  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: Usually despatched within 2 days. Add to Basket

MATTHEW BEAUMONT is a Senior Lecturer in English Literature at University College, London. His books include Utopia Ltd. and the edited collection As Radical as Reality Itself. He is currently editing a book of interviews with Terry Eagleton for Verso. GREGORY DART is a Senior Lecturer in English Literature at University College London. Among his books are Rousseau, Robespierre and English Romanticism and Unrequited Love: On Stalking and Being Stalked. He is currently writing a book on the art and literature of the early nineteenth century city. GREGORY DART is a Senior Lecturer in English Literature at University College London. Among his books are Rousseau, Robespierre and English Romanticism and Unrequited Love: On Stalking and Being Stalked. He is currently writing a book on the art and literature of the early nineteenth century city.

More books by Matthew Beaumont

More books by Gregory Dart

More books by Marshall Berman

More books by Kasia Boddy

More books by Iain Borden

Customer Reviews

This is a thought provoking collection of essays on the (post)modern city drawing on contemporary urban theories. Benjamin, Debord, Lefebvre, de Certeau, and so on are repeatedly referred to by the contributers. The essays are thematically arranged (Archiving, Imaging, Inhabiting, etc.) with each essay exploring one aspect of the urban experience. Many of the authors discuss film and literature thus reinforcing the idea that the city gains its meanings not only from its architecture and space but also from its representation in the arts.

- 06/11/2012
Report this Review
Leave Review

Our Christmas Last Posting Dates can be found here

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.


Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
Free UK Standard Delivery on Orders Over £25 (2nd Class)     3-5 Days
UK Standard Delivery (2nd Class) £2.99 £0.00 3-5 Days
UK 1st Class Delivery £3.99 £0.00 2-3 Days

Click & Collect / 
Delivery to a Foyles Bookshop


Free Free Click and Collect and Delivery to Store is available for all our shops. Collection times will vary depending on availability of items. Individual despatch times for each item will be given at checkout.
Please wait for order arrival confirmation email before making a journey to collect.
UK Courier* £7.95 £0.00 1 Working Day
Western Europe**Airmail £9.00 £1.00 7-8 Days
Rest of World Airmail*** £12.50 £1.00 7-10 Days

* For courier service please contact the Charing Cross Road store

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

*** We are currently unable to delivery to the following countries - Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Ghana, Iraq, Lebanon, Macao, Pakistan, Puerto Rico, Saint Barthelemy, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Virgin Island US

For goods delivered outside of the UK, the consignee (ie the person to whom the consignment is sent) will be the declarant and importer into the country for which the consignment is destined. The consignee will be responsible for both customs clearance and payment of customs duties and local taxes where required.

Customs Charges - if you are ordering goods for delivery outside of the UK, please note that your consignment may be subject to VAT (Value Added Tax), other taxes, customs duties and/or fees levied by the destination country. Any such charges levied in relation to customs clearance must be borne by you. It is accepted by you that Foyles has no control over additional charges in relation to customs clearance. Foyles recommend that you check with your local customs officials or post office for more information regarding importation taxes/duties that may be applicable to your online order.

Delivery Help & FAQs

A Year of Books Subscription Packages 

Delivery is free for the UK. Western Europe costs £60 for each 12 month subscription package purchased. For the Rest of the World the cost is £100 for each package purchased. All delivery costs are charged in advance at time of purchase. For more information please visit the A Year of Books page.

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Common and Uncommon Scents: A Social...
Susan Stewart
Borough Market: Edible Histories: ...
Mark Riddaway
London: Immigrant City
Nazneen Khan-Ostrem; Alison McCullough
© W&G Foyle Ltd