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Description - Transforming Paris by David P. Jordan

Today's Paris is largely the legacy of Baron Haussmann, who created the "City of Lights" during the last half of the 19th century. Although neither architect nor engineer, Haussmann reshaped France's capital during his 17 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 gained power to remake city.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226410388
ISBN-10: 0226410382
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x 27mm)
Pages: 480
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 11-Jul-1996
Country of Publication: United States

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