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The Resource City of light : the making of modern Paris, Rupert Christiansen

City of light : the making of modern Paris, Rupert Christiansen

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City of light : the making of modern Paris
Title
City of light
Title remainder
the making of modern Paris
Statement of responsibility
Rupert Christiansen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1853 the French emperor Louis Napoleon inaugurated a vast and ambitious program of public works, directed by Georges-Eugène Haussmann, the prefect of the Seine. Haussmann's renovation of Paris would transform the old medieval city of squalid slums and disease-ridden alleyways into a "City of Light" characterized by wide boulevards, apartment blocks, parks, squares and public monuments, new railway stations and department stores, and a new system of public sanitation. City of Light charts this fifteen-year project of urban renewal which-despite the interruptions of war, revolution, corruption, and bankruptcy-set a template for nineteenth and early twentieth-century urban planning and created the enduring landscape of modern Paris now so famous around the globe. A lively and engaging read, City of Light is a book for anyone who wants to know how Paris became Paris"--
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Christiansen, Rupert
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Haussmann, Georges Eugène
  • Urban renewal
  • Public works
  • Paris (France)
Label
City of light : the making of modern Paris, Rupert Christiansen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Louis Napoléon and the Second Empire -- The Problem of Paris -- Marvels of the New Babylon -- Pleasures of the New Babylon -- Haussmann's Downfall -- The End of the Second Empire -- Paris's Civil War -- Epilogue
Control code
on1044768880
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 206 pages
Isbn
9781541673397
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1044768880
Label
City of light : the making of modern Paris, Rupert Christiansen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Louis Napoléon and the Second Empire -- The Problem of Paris -- Marvels of the New Babylon -- Pleasures of the New Babylon -- Haussmann's Downfall -- The End of the Second Empire -- Paris's Civil War -- Epilogue
Control code
on1044768880
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 206 pages
Isbn
9781541673397
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1044768880

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