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The Resource Paris reborn : Napoléon III, Baron Haussmann, and the quest to build a modern city, Stephane Kirkland

Paris reborn : Napoléon III, Baron Haussmann, and the quest to build a modern city, Stephane Kirkland

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Paris reborn : Napoléon III, Baron Haussmann, and the quest to build a modern city
Title
Paris reborn
Title remainder
Napoléon III, Baron Haussmann, and the quest to build a modern city
Statement of responsibility
Stephane Kirkland
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Traditionally known as a dirty, congested, and dangerous city, Paris was transformed in an extraordinary period from 1848 to 1870, when the government launched a huge campaign to build streets, squares, parks, churches, and public buildings. The Louvre Palace was expanded, Notre-Dame Cathedral was restored and the masterpiece of the Second Empire, the Op<U+00d4>era Garnier, was built. A very large part of what we see when we visit Paris today originates from this short span of twenty-two years. The vision for the new Paris belonged to Napoleon III, who had led a long and difficult climb to absolute power. But his plans faltered until he brought in a civil servant, Georges-Eug<U+00df>ene Haussmann, to take charge of the implementation. Heedless of controversy, at tremendous cost, Haussmann pressed ahead with the giant undertaking until, in 1870, his political enemies brought him down, just months before the collapse of the whole regime brought about the end of an era. Paris Reborn is a must-read for anyone who ever wondered how Paris, the city universally admired as a standard of urban beauty, became what it is"--
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Kirkland, Stephane
Dewey number
307.1/216094436109034
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HT169.F72
LC item number
P366155 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Haussmann, Georges Eugène
  • City planning
Label
Paris reborn : Napoléon III, Baron Haussmann, and the quest to build a modern city, Stephane Kirkland
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographcial references (pages [295]-306) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vi, 327 pages
Isbn
9780312626891
Lccn
2013002629
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
System control number
  • 2013002629
  • 1302289
Label
Paris reborn : Napoléon III, Baron Haussmann, and the quest to build a modern city, Stephane Kirkland
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographcial references (pages [295]-306) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vi, 327 pages
Isbn
9780312626891
Lccn
2013002629
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
System control number
  • 2013002629
  • 1302289

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