Item Details

City of Light: The Making of Modern Paris

Rupert Christiansen
Format
Book
Published
New York, NY : Basic Books, Hachette Book Group, October 2018.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
ISBN
9781541673397, 1541673395, 9781541673434, 1541673433
Summary
"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"--
Contents
  • Prologue
  • Louis Napoléon 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
  • Epilogue.
  • Louis Napol�eon and the Second Empire
Description
vii, 206 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic

  • LEADER 04914cam a2200649 i 4500
    001 u7844341
    003 SIRSI
    005 20181217091949.0
    008 180701e201810 nyuab b 001 0 eng
    010
      
      
    a| 2018012387
    019
      
      
    a| 1055686850
    024
    8
      
    a| 40028553027
    020
      
      
    a| 9781541673397 q| (hardcover) q| (alkaline paper)
    020
      
      
    a| 1541673395 q| (hardcover) q| (alkaline paper)
    020
      
      
    z| 9781541673434 q| (electronic book)
    020
      
      
    z| 1541673433 q| (electronic book)
    035
      
      
    a| (OCoLC)1044768880 z| (OCoLC)1055686850
    042
      
      
    a| pcc
    043
      
      
    a| e-fr---
    040
      
      
    a| LBSOR/DLC b| eng e| rda c| DLC d| OCLCF d| OCLCO d| HHO d| YDX d| QQ3 d| OCLCO d| IUL d| IGA d| WLU d| CUY d| FMB d| KLP d| COD d| GP5 d| IDQ d| IH9 d| LAL d| CUS d| YUS
    050
    0
    0
    a| DC733 b| .C483 2018
    082
    0
    0
    a| 944/.36107 2| 23
    100
    1
      
    a| Christiansen, Rupert, e| author.
    245
    1
    0
    a| City of light : b| the making of modern Paris / c| Rupert Christiansen.
    250
      
      
    a| First edition.
    264
      
    1
    a| New York, NY : b| Basic Books, Hachette Book Group, c| October 2018.
    264
      
    4
    c| ©2018
    300
      
      
    a| vii, 206 pages : b| illustrations, maps ; c| 20 cm
    336
      
      
    a| text b| txt 2| rdacontent
    337
      
      
    a| unmediated b| n 2| rdamedia
    338
      
      
    a| volume b| nc 2| rdacarrier
    504
      
      
    a| Includes bibliographical references and index.
    505
    0
      
    a| Prologue -- Louis Napoléon 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 -- Epilogue.
    520
      
      
    a| "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"-- c| Provided by publisher.
    600
    1
    0
    a| Haussmann, Georges Eugène, c| baron, d| 1809-1891 x| Influence.
    600
    1
    7
    a| Haussmann, Georges Eugène, c| baron, d| 1809-1891. 2| fast 0| (OCoLC)fst00113097
    651
      
    0
    a| Paris (France) x| History y| 1848-1870.
    650
      
    0
    a| Urban renewal z| France z| Paris x| History y| 19th century.
    650
      
    0
    a| Public works z| France z| Paris x| History y| 19th century.
    650
      
    7
    a| Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) 2| fast 0| (OCoLC)fst00972484
    650
      
    7
    a| Public works. 2| fast 0| (OCoLC)fst01083369
    650
      
    7
    a| Urban renewal. 2| fast 0| (OCoLC)fst01162536
    651
      
    7
    a| France z| Paris. 2| fast 0| (OCoLC)fst01205283
    650
      
    7
    a| HISTORY / Europe / France. 2| bisacsh
    650
      
    7
    a| TRAVEL / Europe / France. 2| bisacsh
    648
      
    7
    a| 1800-1899 2| fast
    655
      
    7
    a| History. 2| fast 0| (OCoLC)fst01411628
    776
    0
    8
    i| Online version: a| Christiansen, Rupert, author. t| City of light b| First edition. d| New York : Basic Books, 2018 z| 9781541673434 w| (DLC) 2018033758
    880
      
    4
    6| 264-00 c| �2018
    880
      
      
    6| 520-00 a| "In 1853 the French emperor Louis Napoleon inaugurated a vast and ambitious program of public works, directed by Georges-Eug�ene 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"-- c| Provided by publisher.
    880
    0
      
    6| 505-00 a| Prologue -- Louis Napol�eon 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 -- Epilogue.
    880
    1
    0
    6| 600-00 a| Haussmann, Georges Eug�ene, c| baron, d| 1809-1891 x| Influence.
    880
    1
    7
    6| 600-00 a| Haussmann, Georges Eug�ene, c| baron, d| 1809-1891. 2| fast 0| (OCoLC)fst00113097
    994
      
      
    a| Z0 b| VA@
    596
      
      
    a| 3
    999
      
      
    a| DC733 .C483 2018 w| LC i| X032221350 l| CLEM-CONST m| CLEMONS t| BOOK

Availability

Google Preview

Library Location Map Availability Call Number
Clemons Clemons Construction Area N/A Available
To request titles normally found only in Clemons, please use the "Request from Ivy" button;
when necessary, use "Request Item" to recall an item currently checked-out to another patron.
NOTE: Neither of these buttons will be present if there is a copy available at another library.