Paris Haussmann

A Model's Relevance

Edited by Benoit Jallon, Umberto Napolitano, and Franck Boutté

Paris Haussmann

Edited by Benoit Jallon, Umberto Napolitano, and Franck Boutté

Distributed for Park Books

264 pages | 143 color plates, 345 halftones | 9 3/4 x 11 3/4
Cloth $45.00 ISBN: 9783038600527 Published August 2017 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe

Throughout the nineteenth century, Paris underwent profound transformations that reached every part of the city. Georges Eugène Haussmann, prefect of France’s Département Seine, who was behind the master plan for this rebuilding of the capital, embodies this century of public works that continues to shape the city today.

Paris Haussmann explores the characteristics of this homogenous yet polymorphous city, the result of the lengthy process of  “Haussmannization.” For the first time, editors Benoît Jallon, Umberto Napolitano, and Franck Boutté have conducted extensive research on roadways, public spaces, and buildings and blocks, among other aspects, in order to explore the capacity of the Haussmann model to contend with the challenges contemporary cities are faced with today. In addition to a wealth of new research, the book features nearly five hundred illustrations, including maps, photographs, plans, and axonometric projections.
 

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