Paris: An Architectural History

Paris: An Architectural History

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by Anthony Sutcliffe
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0300054459

ISBN-13: 9780300054453

Pub. Date: 10/27/1993

Publisher: Yale University Press

In this lavishly illustrated book, one of Paris's leading historians links the beauty of the city to its harmonious architecture, the product of a powerful tradition of classical design running from the Renaissance to the twentieth century. Anthony Sutcliffe traces the main features of the development of Parisian building and architecture since Roman times,

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In this lavishly illustrated book, one of Paris's leading historians links the beauty of the city to its harmonious architecture, the product of a powerful tradition of classical design running from the Renaissance to the twentieth century. Anthony Sutcliffe traces the main features of the development of Parisian building and architecture since Roman times, explaining the interaction of continuity and innovation and relating it to issues of power, the social structure, the property market, fashion, and the creativity of its architects.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300054453
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
10/27/1993
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
8.66(w) x 10.77(h) x 0.92(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Architecture and the Capital City
1(7)
Paris at the Dawn of the Renaissance
8(16)
Creating a French Urban Architecture, 1610-1715
24(24)
The Eighteenth Century: Architectural Harmonisation at the Close of the Ancien Regime
48(19)
Revolution, Empire and Restoration: the Implications for Architecture, 1789-1852
67(16)
Paris as the Hub of French Industrialisation: Building a European Capital under the Second Empire, 1852-70
83(22)
After Haussmann: a New Paris in an Era of Alternative Architectures, 1870-1914
105(33)
The Modernist Challenge, 1918-45
138(22)
The Vital Encounter: Modernity versus Tradition in Post-war Paris
160(40)
Continuity in Paris Architecture: the Dynamics of a Unique Phenomenon
200(7)
Notes 207(7)
Selected bibliography 214(4)
Index 218

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