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DeJean, Joan E.

How Paris became Paris : the invention of the modern city / Joan DeJean. - First U.S. edition. - 307 pages, 8 unnumbered pages : coloured illustrations ; 24 cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction: "Capital of the universe" -- The bridge where Paris became modern: the Pont Neuf -- "Light of the City of Light": the Place des Vosges -- "Enchanted island": the Ile Saint-Louis -- City of revolution: the Fronde -- The open city: the boulevards, parks, and streets of Paris -- City of speed and light: city services that transformed urban life -- Capitale de la mode -- City of finance and new wealth -- City of romance -- Conclusion: Making the city visible: painting and mapping the transformation of Paris. "Capital of the universe" -- The bridge where Paris became modern : the Pont Neuf -- "Light of the City of Light" : the Place des Vosges -- "Enchanted island" : the Île Saint-Louis -- City of revolution : the Fronde -- The open city : the boulevards, parks, and streets of Paris -- City of speed and light : city services that transformed urban life -- Capitale de la mode -- City of finance and new wealth -- City of romance -- Making the city visible : painting and mapping the transformation of Paris.

In this compelling portrait of a city in transition, Joan DeJean shows that by 1700 Paris had become the capital that would transform forever our conception of the city and of urban life.

9781608195916 26.79

2013031527


City planning--History--France--Paris--17th century.


Paris (France)--History--17th century.
Paris (France)--Description and travel.
Paris (France)--Social life and customs--17th century.
Paris (France)--History--17th century.--Guidebooks

DC729 / .D39 2014

944/.361033