Paris Haussmann: A Model's Relevance (Hardcover)
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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 still 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 nineteenth century under the direction of Georges Eugène Baron Haussmann. Paris Haussmann: A Model’s Relevance explores and analyzes the characteristics of Paris’s homogenous yet fluid 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 same 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.
About the Author
Benoît Jallon graduated from Ecole d’Architecture de Paris-La Villette and is a founding partner of the Local Architecture Network in Paris.
Umberto Napolitano studied architecture at Università Federico II in Naples and at the Ecole d’Architecture de Paris-La Villette and a founding partner of the Local Architecture Network in Paris.
Cyrille Weiner is a celebrated French architecture photographer and editor. His images are a key element of the books Napoli Super Modern and Paris Haussmann: A Model’s Relevance, both published by Park Books.
"A remarkable catalog, from a Paris exhibit at the Pavillon de l'Arsenal – an analytic review of Baron Haussmann's redevelopment of Paris, from the perspective of this day. Specifically, from the perspective of the brilliant French architects LAN, Benoit Jallon and Umberto Napolitano, who analyze every factor of the Haussmann plan and detail."
— Peter Miller Books