City of light : the making of modern Paris / Rupert Christiansen.
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- 1 of 1 copy available at Trails Regional.
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|Trails Regional-Warrensburg||944.361 Chr (Text)||2204816205||Adult Non-Fiction||Available||-|
- ISBN: 1541673395
- ISBN: 9781541673397
- Physical Description: 206 pages ; 20 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2018.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
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.
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
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