City of Light: The Making of Modern Paris download free [PDF and Ebook] by Rupert Christiansen

City of Light: The Making of Modern Paris download free [PDF and Ebook] by Rupert Christiansen year 2018
  • Book name: City of Light: The Making of Modern Paris
  • Author: Rupert Christiansen
  • Release date: 2018/9/13
  • Publisher: BASIC BOOKS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Travel and Holiday Guides
  • ISBN: 9781541673397
  • Rating: 7.65 of 10
  • Votes: 455
  • Review by: Lorelai Nobles
  • Review rating: 7.69 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/26
  • Total pages: 224
  • Includes a PDF summary of 26 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: A sparkling account of the nineteenth-century reinvention of Paris as the most beautiful, exciting city in the world In 1853, French emperor Louis Napoleon inaugurated a vast and ambitious program of public works in Paris, directed by Georges-Eugène Haussmann, the prefect of the Seine. Haussmann transformed 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 rail 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. Lively and engaging, City of Light is a book for anyone who wants to know how Paris became Paris.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 15H22M8S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Travel & Holiday Guides, Guidebooks, European History
  • Available formats: DOC, PPTX, EPUB, WORD, PDF, LIT, DjVu, TXT. Compressed in ZIP, RAR, JAR, TBZ2
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 24.18 USD
  • Dimensions: 132x193x25mm
  • Weight: 295g
  • Printed by: Not Available
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