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The Resource City of light : the transformation of Paris, Rupert Christiansen

City of light : the transformation of Paris, Rupert Christiansen

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City of light : the transformation of Paris
Title
City of light
Title remainder
the transformation of Paris
Statement of responsibility
Rupert Christiansen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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"--
Summary
Describes the ambitious public works program initiated in 1853 by Napoleon that transformed of the old medieval Paris of squalor and slums into the "City of Light" encompassing wide boulevards, apartment blocks, parks, squares and public monuments
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10738956
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Christiansen, Rupert
Dewey number
944/.36107
Index
index present
LC call number
DC733
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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True
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  • Haussmann, Georges Eugène
  • Urban renewal
  • Public works
  • Paris (France)
Target audience
adult
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the making of modern Paris
Label
City of light : the transformation of Paris, Rupert Christiansen
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Publication
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OverDrive eBook
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781541673434
Lccn
2018033758
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
42459653-E553-4A90-9BFF-7F918B3D3148
System control number
(OCoLC)1044770568
Label
City of light : the transformation of Paris, Rupert Christiansen
Link
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781541673434
Lccn
2018033758
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
42459653-E553-4A90-9BFF-7F918B3D3148
System control number
(OCoLC)1044770568
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