PARIS HAUSSMAN. A Model’s Relevance

Park Books

PARIS HAUSSMAN. A Model’s Relevance


a cura di Benoît Jallon - Umberto Napolitano - Franck Boutté

  • Documents a unique research on Haussmann's 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
  • Richly illustrated with a wealth of previously unpublished material

In the 19th century, Paris underwent profound transformations above and below ground, from the city centre to its outskirts. Georges Eugène Haussmann, Prefect of the Seine from 1853 to 1870, embodies this entire century of public works that continue to shape the city's organisation and identity. Paris Haussmann explores and analyses the characteristics of this 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 organise 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.

Rich illustrative material, photographs, various plans and maps, floor plans and sections, axonometric projections, diagrams and other graphics, and statistical analyses complement topical essays. The book is published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Pavillon de l'Arselnal in Paris in spring 2017.

In cooperation with Editions du Pavillon de l’Arsenal, Paris

> Benoît Jallon graduated as an architect in 2001 from Ecole d'Architecture de Paris-La Villette and is a founding partner of LAN (Local Architecture Network) in Paris. Umberto Napolitano 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 is an architect and civil engineer and principal of Paris based engineering firm FBC Fanck Boutté Consultants.

Veste editoriale: Cartonato
Formato: 25x30
Pagine: 264
Immagini a colori: 143
Immagini b/n: 345
Lingua: GB-F
Anno: 2017

ISBN: 9783038600527