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Transforming Paris : the life and labors of Baron Haussmann (edition 1995)

by David P. Jordan

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Title:Transforming Paris : the life and labors of Baron Haussmann
Authors:David P. Jordan
Info:New York : Free Press, c1995.
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Transforming Paris: The Life and Labors of Baron Haussmann by David P. Jordan

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Time for yet another paper on Haussmannization. When will they end? Maybe when I stop going back to architecture school. Anyway, this is a solid overview of Baron Haussmann's role in the overhaul of Paris c. 1850-1870. Insufficient attention is paid to the sewers, but I guess a girl can't have it all. ( )
  amelish | Sep 12, 2013 |
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Today's Paris is largely the legacy of Baron Haussmann, who created the 'City of Lights' during the last half of the nineteenth century. Although neither architect nor engineer, Haussmann reshaped France's capital during his seventeen years as Prefect of the Seine under Napoleon III. Haussmann demolished much of the crowded medieval Paris and replaced it with grand boulevards, majestic spaces, and triumphant monuments. Set against the political intrigue and social upheavals of the era of the Commune and the revolutions of 1848, Transforming Paris reveals how Haussmann came to have the power to remake the city.

At once an elegantly written biography of Haussmann and an accessible history of Paris's transition into a modern city, this book will appeal to historians and delight anyone intrigued by Paris.


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