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Trails Regional-Warrensburg 944.361 Chr (Text) 2204816205 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

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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.
Summary, etc.:
"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.
Subject: Haussmann, Georges Eugène, baron, 1809-1891 > Influence.
Public works > France > Paris > History > 19th century.
Urban renewal > France > Paris > History > 19th century.
Paris (France) > History > 1848-1870.
Genre: Informational works.

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