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Paris Haussmann

Paris Haussmann

A Model's Relevance

Edited by Benoît Jallon
Edited by Umberto Napolitano
Edited by Franck Boutté
Photographs by Cyrille Weiner

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  • A unique research on Baron Haussmann's extensive rebuilding of Paris in the late 19th century
  • Demonstrates how Haussmann's vision and concepts continue to influence urban design in the 21st century
  • Features comparisons with other international metropolises
  • Lavishly illustrated with photographs, site plans and maps, floor plans and sections, axonometric projections, and various graphics
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First published in 2017 in conjunction with an exhibition at the Pavillon de l'Arsenal in Paris, this widely praised and much sought-after book becomes available again in a new edition. It offers an analytical review from today's perspective of the French capital's profound transformation during the late 19th century under the direction Georges Eugène Haussmann.

Paris Haussmann: A Model's Relevance explores and analyses the characteristics of Paris's homogenous yet polymorphous cityscape, the result of a lengthy process of changes and evolutions, even in recent times. Research was conducted at all levels to classify and compare roadways, identify public spaces, and organize the blocks and buildings according to their current geometry. For the first time, the qualities of the Haussmann model have been set forth to show how they grapple with the challenges that contemporary cities face.

Topical essays feature alongside rich illustrative material, comprising photographs by celebrated photographer Cyrille Weiner, site plans and maps, floor plans and sections, axonometric projections, and various graphics.

Text in English and French.

About the Author
Benoît Jallon, born 1972, graduated as an architect from Ecole d'Architecture de Paris-La Villette and is a founding partner of LAN (Local Architecture Network) in Paris. Umberto Napolitano, born 1975, studied architecture at Università Federico II in Neapel and at the Ecole d'Architecture de Paris-La Villette. He is a founding partner of LAN (Local Architecture Network) in Paris. Franck Boutté, born 1968, is an architect and civil engineer and principal of Paris based engineering firm FBC Fanck Boutté Consultants.
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Specifications
Publisher
Park Books
ISBN
9783038602194
Published
9th Oct 2020
Binding
Hardback
Territory
World excluding Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Puerto Rico, United States, Canada, and Japan
Size
300 mm x 250 mm
Pages
264 Pages
Illustrations
143 color, 345 b&w
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