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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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  • "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-Eugà ̈ne 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-Eugà ̈ne 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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Title
Paris reborn
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"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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BT
Dewey number
307.1/216094436109034
Illustrations
  • 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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bibliography
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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, Stephane Kirkland
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Includes bibliographcial references (pages [295]-306) and index
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
vi, 327 pages
Isbn
9780312626891
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013002629
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps

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