Paris, Capital of Modernity

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Routledge, 2006 - Architecture - 372 pages
Collecting David Harvey's finest work on Paris during the second empire, Paris, Capital of Modernity offers brilliant insights ranging from the birth of consumerist spectacle on the Parisian boulevards, the creative visions of Balzac, Baudelaire and Zola, and the reactionary cultural politics of the bombastic Sacre Couer. The book is heavily illustrated and includes a number drawings, portraits and cartoons by Daumier, one of the greatest political caricaturists of the nineteenth century.

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A beautifully written story of the social and geographical transformation of Paris during the Industrial Revolution, illustrated with old photographs and drawings, recounted through the lens of the ... Read full review

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In his latest book, eminent scholar Harvey (The Condition of Postmodernity) discusses the capitalist transformation of Paris from 1848 to 1871, and in doing so, has created a complement to other ... Read full review

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David Harvey is one of the world's leading critical intellectuals. He is the author of 10 books, many of which are classics. He now teaches at the CUNY Graduate Center and the London School of Economics, after many years teaching at Johns Hopkins and Oxford.

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