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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
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Paris reborn
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Napoléon III, Baron Haussmann, and the quest to build a modern city
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Stephane Kirkland
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eng
Summary
  • "An engrossing account of Napoleon III, Baron Haussmann, and one of the greatest transformations of a major city in modern history 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 Opéra 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-Eugène 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"--
  • "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 Opéra 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-Eugène 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"--
Summary
"An engrossing account of Napoleon III, Baron Haussmann, and one of the greatest transformations of a major city in modern history 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 Opâera 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-Eugáene 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, justmonths 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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10173869
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Kirkland, Stephane
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307.1/216094436109034
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  • illustrations
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Index
index present
LC call number
HT169.F72
LC item number
P366155 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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  • City planning
  • Haussmann, Georges Eugène
  • HISTORY / Europe / France
Target audience
adult
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Napoleon III, Baron Haussmann, and the quest to build a modern city
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Paris reborn : Napoléon III, Baron Haussmann, and the quest to build a modern city, Stephane Kirkland
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
2013002629
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
vi, 327 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780312626891
Lccn
2013002629
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
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Paris reborn : Napoléon III, Baron Haussmann, and the quest to build a modern city, Stephane Kirkland
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http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/891/9780312626891/image/lgcover.9780312626891.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
2013002629
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
vi, 327 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780312626891
Lccn
2013002629
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)

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