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Title City of light : the transformation of Paris / Rupert Christiansen.
Author Christiansen, Rupert, author.
Publication New York : Basic Books, 2018.
Edition First edition.
Description pages cm
Call # 944.361 C
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"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references 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.
Subject Paris (France) -- History -- 1848-1870.
Urban renewal -- France -- Paris -- History -- 19th century.
Public works -- France -- Paris -- History -- 19th century.
Haussmann, Georges Eugène, baron, 1809-1891 -- Influence.
Related To Online version: Christiansen, Rupert, author. City of light First edition. New York : Basic Books, 2018 9781541673434 (DLC) 2018033758
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