City of Light : the making of modern Paris
—Christiansen, Rupert, author.
Book
2018
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"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.

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Subjects:
Haussmann, Georges Eugène, baron, 1809-1891 -- Influence.
Paris (France) -- History -- 1848-1870.
Public works -- France -- Paris -- History -- 19th century.
Urban renewal -- France -- Paris -- History -- 19th century.
ISBN:
9781541673397
1541673395
Edition:
First edition.
Description:
206 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Notes:
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.
LCCN:
2018012387
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