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  • Author:
    Patrick Camiller,Michel Carmona
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    156663427X
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    Ivan R. Dee; 1st US - 1st Printing edition (March 29, 2002)
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    512 pages
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This biography of Baron Haussmann, the famous "architect" of modern Paris is not only about the controversial prefect of the Seine, but also sets his life against the background of 19th-century European society.

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Items related to Haussmann: His Life and Times, and the Making of Modern. Home Carmona, Michel; Translated from the French by Patrick Camiller Haussmann: His Life and Times, and the Making of Modern Paris. Baron Haussmann, the famous architect of modern Paris, has been an enigma for historians for more than a century. But in Michel Carmona, the baron has found a biographer worthy of his fascinating and influential life.

Baron Haussmann, the famous architect of modern Paris, has been an enigma for historians for more than a century. Haussmann is not, however, a book only about the controversial prefect of the Seine: Mr. Carmona has effectively set his life against the background of nineteenth-century European society.

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Baron Haussmann, the famous architect of modern Paris, has been an enigma for historians for more than a century

Baron Haussmann, the famous architect of modern Paris, has been an enigma for historians for more than a century.

Carmona, Michel, and Patrick Camiller. Haussmann: His Life and Times and the Making of Modern Paris (2002) 505pp. Pinkney, David H. Napoleon III and the Rebuilding of Paris (Princeton University Press, 1958). "Money and Politics in the Rebuilding of Paris, 1860-1870," Journal of Economic History (1957) 17 pp 45–61.

Haussmann: His Life and Times, and the Making of Modern Paris by Michel Carmona, translated by Patrick Camiller Ivan Dee, 480 pp, £2. 0, June 2002, ISBN 0 15 666342 2. In September 1848, Louis-Napoleon returned from his long exile in London armed with a startling blueprint. In September 1848, Louis-Napoleon returned from his long exile in London armed with a startling blueprint for what he was later to call his ‘plan for the embellishment of Paris’.

Find nearly any book by Patrick Camiller. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. by Andrea Reiter, Patrick Camiller. ISBN 9780826447371 (978-0-8264-4737-1) Softcover, Bloomsbury Academic, 2000.

Written by. Patrick Camiller. Use tags to describe a product . for a movie Themes heist, drugs, kidnapping, coming of age Genre drama, parody, sci-fi, comedy Locations paris, submarine, new york. Manufacturer: Ivan R. Dee Release date: 29 March 2002 ISBN-10 : 156663427X ISBN-13: 9781566634274.

206 To a large part of the nation: Carmona, Haussmann: His Life and Times, and the Making of Modern Paris, 179–80. 207 Haussmann was vigorous: Jordan, Transforming Paris: The Life and Labors of Baron Haussmann, 50. 207 With its population now more than a million: Jones, Paris: The Biography of a City, 297. 207 The plan was to improve public health: Ibid.

Baron Haussmann, the famous “architect” of modern Paris, has been an enigma for historians for more than a century. But in Michel Carmona, the baron has found a biographer worthy of his fascinating and influential life. Haussmann is not, however, a book only about the controversial prefect of the Seine: Mr. Carmona has effectively set his life against the background of nineteenth-century European society. Exhaustively researched and written with remarkable balance, the book is as much a social and political history as it is a biography. We see Haussmann’s early years and his entry into civic life as an administrator; the problems of urban existence faced by the city of Paris; Haussmann’s reign as the designated chief of Napoléon III’s grand scheme for the renewal of the French capital; and the so-called ”Haussmannization” of Paris. Some observers today still see Haussmann’s grands travaux as the criminal work of a modern Nero—a man intent on destroying old Paris and willing to cook the books and throw poor people out of their homes in order to achieve his ends. Others see him as a clairvoyant creator of the modern, hygienic, and organized city, who created a style that would become a model for urban transformation. Mr. Carmona has examined the record and has written a superb biography that will be of special interest to architects, urban planners, and anyone interested in the life of great cities. With 12 pages of black-and-white illustrations.

JoJolar
In a volatile era and area - 19th century Europe - surviving 17 years in one of the highest ranks of government was quite an achievement. This detailed and perceptive reading of the life of Georges-Eugene Haussmann - and the part of it lived during the reign of Louis Napoleon - is a terrific achievement and a fascinating trip. If, of course, you're into Paris or city planning, history or intrigue - preferably all of those.

By the way, Louis Napoleon wasn't run out of town - he was out of town as a prisoner of war when his regime fell (it was his wife Eugenie who fled in fear. But none of the imperial family were harmed in the rise of the Third Republic. Not directly, anyway.)

Haussmann is blamed by some for removing "vieille Paris" - much of it clums and breeding ground for disease, but here we get a clear case for the side that says a) the "grand traveaux" were already Louis Napoleon's dream when he became President, and his goal when he became Emperor, and b) without them, and without Haussman's own contributions to the aesthetic, as well as the innovation, force and dedication he put behind the development of water supplies and sewers, not to mention the bois and parks, Paris would not have become the leading city of the 19th century, or indeed the loved and beloved place we know her to be today.

Vive Haussmann ~ flawed but formidable, one of history's greatest administrators.
Gaeuney
Recently, I was looking for a book about Georges-Eugene Haussmann because of a long time interest in Paris, and when you come to speak of how it developed, that is a name that you just cannot ignore. The book hasn't been out for so long, so I took a gamble in buying it (no reviews were posted pretty much anywhere).
The first part of the book is about Haussmann and how he climbed up the ladder in the civil service (without losing sight of any of the cultural or historical background), when the following parts of the book focus more on Haussmann's time in Paris and the changes he made there (what it should be about). The only comment you can give on this part is that the maps in the back of the book are not enough to understand the bigger picture. I don't know whether this should be included in the book or whether the writer should have recommended the reader to buy a detailed plan de paris. He didn't say that so that's the star that's missing, but short of that, I think it's the perfect book you can buy about Baron Haussmann, his plans to change Paris and the cultural circumstances surrounding it.
Elastic Skunk
Wow what power this guy had, Napoleon III intrusted him with a total makeover of Paris, a Herculean undertaking, which cost thousands their homes and lost Paris much history. Nobody, save Robert Moses, has ever transformed a city like Haussmann did Paris, and at least Haussmann had taste, unfortunitely for New York, Moses was a philistine. This book gives the reader a real history of the man and his motivations. I find it most interesting that the real reason for the broad blvds Haussmann was so famously known for was to quell riots and herd the people into the rond ponts and squares, ingenious really..ironically Napoleon III was run out of town on a rail and he never really got to put his plan into action..later the Nazi's did..ah leave it to the Germans to take advantage of good engineering.