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Paris, capital of modernity

Author: David Harvey
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Paris has long been one of the most influential cities in the world, but it was during the days of the "Second Empire" that the city became the template for modernity as we have come to know it. In the period between the failed revolutions of 1848 and 1871, Paris underwent a stunning transformation. Baron Hausmann, the city's legendary prefect, orchestrated the physical makeover of Paris, replacing the city's  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Harvey
ISBN: 041594421X 9780415944212 9780203508619 0203508610
OCLC Number: 51755849
Description: xi, 372 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Modernity as Break --
pt. 1. Representations: Paris 1830-1848 --
1. The Myths of Modernity: Balzac's Paris --
2. Dreaming the Body Politic: Revolutionary Politics and Utopian Schemes, 1830-1848 --
pt. 2. Materializations: Paris 1848-1870 --
3. Prologue --
4. The Organization of Space Relations --
5. Money, Credit, and Finance --
6. Rent and the Propertied Interest --
7. The State --
8. Astract and Concrete Labor --
9. The Buying and Selling of Labor Power --
10. The Condition of Women --
11. The Reproduction of Labor Power --
12. Consumerism, Spectacle, and Leisure --
13. Community and Class --
14. Natural Relations --
15. Science and Sentiment, Modernity and Tradition --
16. Rhetoric and Representation --
17. The Geopolitics of Urban Transformation --
pt. 3. Coda --
18. The Building of the Basilica of Sacré-coeur --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Acknowledgments and Credits for Illustrations --
Responsibility: David Harvey.


Collecting David Harvey's work on Paris during the second empire, this title provides insights ranging from the birth of consumerist spectacle on the Parisian boulevards, the creative visions of  Read more...


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