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Transforming Paris : the life and labors of Baron Haussmann

Author: David P Jordan
Publisher: New York : Free Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Paris we know today, with its grand boulevards, its bridges and parks, its monumental beauty, was essentially built in only seventeen years, in the middle of the nineteenth century. In this brief period, whole neighborhoods of medieval and revolutionary Pais - overcrowded, dangerous, and filthy - were razed, and from the rubble a modern city of light and air emerged. This triumphant rebuilding was chiefly the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jordan, David P., 1939-
Transforming Paris.
New York : Free Press, ©1995
(OCoLC)647073326
Named Person: Georges Eugène Haussmann, baron; Georges Eugène Haussmann, baron; Georges Eugène Haussmann, baron; Georges Eugène Haussmann; Georges Eugène Haussmann, Baron
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David P Jordan
ISBN: 0029165318 9780029165317
OCLC Number: 30970625
Description: xxii, 455 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Paris before Haussmann --
Haussmann before Paris --
Climbing the greasy pole --
Paris in crisis --
"My combative prefectship" --
"This province I have so loved" --
"A state within the state" --
"The implacable axes of a straight line ..." --
"The vice-emperor is the prefect of the Seine" --
Money --
"Lackey of a good house" --
"Organs of the large city" --
"The vandalism of triumph' --
Haussmann after Paris --
Paris after Haussmann.
Responsibility: by David P. Jordan.
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Looks at the controversial conversion of Paris from its medieval and revolutionary state to a modern city, and profiles the man responsible.  Read more...

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