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Author Christiansen, Rupert, author.

Title City of light : the making of modern Paris / Rupert Christiansen.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Basic Books, Hachette Book Group, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Grandview Library Non-Fiction    944.361 CHR    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description vii, 206 pages ; 20 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-192)and index.
Contents Louis Napoleon 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.
Summary "In 1853 the French emperor Louis Napoleon inaugurated a vast and ambitious program of public works, directed by Georges-Eug©Łene 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Haussmann, Georges Eug©Łene, baron, 1809-1891 -- Influence.
Urban renewal -- France -- Paris -- History -- 19th century.
Public works -- France -- Paris -- History -- 19th century.
Paris (France) -- History -- 1848-1870.
Other Form: Online version: Christiansen, Rupert, author. City of light First edition. New York : Basic Books, 2018 9781541673434 (DLC) 2018033758
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