The New Paris

The People, Places & Ideas Fueling a Movement

Author: Lindsey Tramuta

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683350146

Category: Travel

Page: 272

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The city long-adored for its medieval beauty, old-timey brasseries, and corner cafés has even more to offer today. In the last few years, a flood of new ideas and creative locals has infused a once-static, traditional city with a new open-minded sensibility and energy. Journalist Lindsey Tramuta offers detailed insight into the rapidly evolving worlds of food, wine, pastry, coffee, beer, fashion, and design in the delightful city of Paris. Tramuta puts the spotlight on the new trends and people that are making France’s capital a more whimsical, creative, vibrant, and curious place to explore than its classical reputation might suggest. With hundreds of striking photographs that capture this fresh, animated spirit, The New Paris shows us the storied City of Light as never before.

The Last Days of New Paris

Author: China Miéville

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447296567

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Weaving together the historical and the imagined, China Miéville's The Last Days of New Paris is a surreal and extraordinary work, from the author of The City & The City. 1941. In the chaos of wartime Marseille, American engineer and occult disciple Jack Parsons stumbles onto a clandestine anti-Nazi group, including Surrealist theorist André Breton. In the strange games of dissident diplomats, exiled revolutionaries, and avant-garde artists, Parsons finds and channels hope. But what he unwittingly unleashes is the power of dreams and nightmares, changing the war and the world for ever. 1950. A lone Surrealist fighter, Thibaut, walks a new, hallucinogenic Paris, where Nazis and the Resistance are trapped in unending conflict, and the streets are stalked by living images and texts - and by the forces of Hell. To escape the city, Thibaut must join forces with Sam, an American photographer intent on recording the ruins, and make common cause with a powerful, enigmatic figure of chance and rebellion: the exquisite corpse. But Sam is being hunted. And new secrets will emerge that will test all their loyalties - to each other, to Paris old and new, and to reality itself.

Galignani's New Paris Guide

To which is Added a Description of the Environs. the Whole Compiled from the Best Authorities, Carefully Verified by Personal Inspection, and Arranged on an Entirely New Plan

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Paris (France)

Page: 542

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Galignani's new Paris guide

containing an accurate statistical and historical description of all the institutions, public edifices, curiosities, etc

Author: Galignani, firm, publishers, Paris

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Paris (France)

Page: 567

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Galignani's New Paris Guide Or, Stranger's Companion Through the French Metropolis; Containing a Detailed and Accurate Description of All the Public Edifices, Gardens, Etc.; an Account of the Political, Scientific, Commercial, Religoius, and Moral Institutions of the Capital; with an Historical Sketch of Paris, and All Necessary and Useful Directions of the Traveller ... to which is Added an Historical and Picturesque Description of the Environs ... to which is Prefixed a Plan for Viewing Paris in a Week; ... Embellished with a Map of Paris and Twelve Engravings

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

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Paris

Author: Edward Rutherfurd

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444736825

Category: Fiction

Page: 832

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City of love. City of splendour. City of terror. City of dreams. Inspired by the haunting, passionate story of the city of lights, this epic novel weaves a gripping tale of four families across the centuries: from the lies that spawn the noble line of de Cygne to the revolutionary Le Sourds who seek their destruction; from the Blanchards whose bourgeois respectability offers scant protection against scandal to the hard-working Gascons and their soaring ambitions. Over hundreds of years, these four families are bound by forbidden loves and marriages of convenience; dogged by vengeance and murderous secrets; torn apart by the irreconcilable differences of birth and faith, and brought together by the tumultuous history of their city. Paris bursts to life in the intrigue, corruption and glory of its people. Beloved author of Sarum, London and New York, Edward Rutherfurd illuminates Paris as only he can: capturing the romance and everyday drama of the men and women who, in two thousand years, transformed a humble trading post on the muddy banks of the Seine into the most celebrated city in the world.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 21: Art and Architecture

Author: Judith H. Bonner,Estill Curtis Pennington

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807869945

Category: Reference

Page: 544

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From the Potomac to the Gulf, artists were creating in the South even before it was recognized as a region. The South has contributed to America's cultural heritage with works as diverse as Benjamin Henry Latrobe's architectural plans for the nation's Capitol, the wares of the Newcomb Pottery, and Richard Clague's tonalist Louisiana bayou scenes. This comprehensive volume shows how, through the decades and centuries, the art of the South expanded from mimetic portraiture to sophisticated responses to national and international movements. The essays treat historic and current trends in the visual arts and architecture, major collections and institutions, and biographies of artists themselves. As leading experts on the region's artists and their work, editors Judith H. Bonner and Estill Curtis Pennington frame the volume's contributions with insightful overview essays on the visual arts and architecture in the American South.

Paris: The 'New Rome' of Napoleon I

Author: Diana Rowell

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441126031

Category: History

Page: 224

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Napoleon I employed a myriad of media through which to promote his propaganda and his universal hegemony. Classical Rome - home to the great Caesars - was central to his ambitious visions for the transformation of Paris into an imperial metropolis of unprecedented magnitude. Exploring the interrelationship between antiquity, the display of power and the reinvention of Paris, this volume evaluates how the Roman world and post-antique exploitations of Rome influenced Napoleonic Paris, and how Napoleon promoted his authority by appropriating Rome's triumphal architecture and its associated symbolism to relocate 'Rome' in his own times. The volume shows how consideration of Louis XIV's legacy is crucial to understanding the evolution of Napoleon's fascination with imperial Rome. It also charts Napoleon's manipulation of the populist rhetoric of Republican France (and Rome) as he moved from being a general fighting for the Revolutionary cause to become the 'absolute' ruler of a new empire.

New Paris Guide

To which is Added a Description of the Environs

Author: A. and W. Galignani (Firm)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 575

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From Housing the Poor to Healing the Sick

The Changing Institution of Paris Hospitals Under the Old Regime and Revolution

Author: John Frangos

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838637050

Category: Medical

Page: 247

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The modern concept of the hospital emerged during the first years of the French Revolution as healthcare institutions were transformed from housing for the poor into institutions for the sick. Author John E. Frangos begins this study with an examination of reform efforts and concludes with a review of developments in hospital reform.

The Making of Revolutionary Paris

Author: David Garrioch

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520938397

Category: History

Page: 396

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The sights, sounds, and smells of life on the streets and in the houses of eighteenth-century Paris rise from the pages of this marvelously anecdotal chronicle of a perpetually alluring city during one hundred years of extraordinary social and cultural change. An excellent general history as well as an innovative synthesis of new research, The Making of Revolutionary Paris combines vivid portraits of individual lives, accounts of social trends, and analyses of significant events as it explores the evolution of Parisian society during the eighteenth century and reveals the city's pivotal role in shaping the French Revolution. David Garrioch rewrites the origins of the Parisian Revolution as the story of an urban metamorphosis stimulated by factors such as the spread of the Enlightenment, the growth of consumerism, and new ideas about urban space. With an eye on the broad social trends emerging during the century, he focuses his narrative on such humble but fascinating aspects of daily life as traffic congestion, a controversy over the renumbering of houses, and the ever-present dilemma of where to bury the dead. He describes changes in family life and women's social status, in religion, in the literary imagination, and in politics. Paris played a significant role in sparking the French Revolution, and in turn, the Revolution changed the city, not only its political structures but also its social organization, gender ideologies, and cultural practices. This book is the first to look comprehensively at the effect of the Revolution on city life. Based on the author's own research in Paris and on the most current scholarship, this absorbing book takes French history in new directions, providing a new understanding of the Parisian and the European past.

Automats, Taxi Dances, and Vaudeville

Excavating Manhattan’s Lost Places of Leisure

Author: David Freeland

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814727891

Category: History

Page: 320

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Winner of the Publication Award for Popular Culture and Entertainment for 2009 from the Metropolitan Chapter of the Victorian Society in America Named to Pop Matters list of the Best Books of 2009 (Non-fiction) From the lights that never go out on Broadway to its 24-hour subway system, New York City isn't called "the city that never sleeps" for nothing. Both native New Yorkers and tourists have played hard in Gotham for centuries, lindy hopping in 1930s Harlem, voguing in 1980s Chelsea, and refueling at all-night diners and bars. The slim island at the mouth of the Hudson River is packed with places of leisure and entertainment, but Manhattan's infamously fast pace of change means that many of these beautifully constructed and incredibly ornate buildings have disappeared, and with them a rich and ribald history. Yet with David Freeland as a guide, it's possible to uncover skeletons of New York's lost monuments to its nightlife. With a keen eye for architectural detail, Freeland opens doors, climbs onto rooftops, and gazes down alleyways to reveal several of the remaining hidden gems of Manhattan's nineteenth- and twentieth-century entertainment industry. From the Atlantic Garden German beer hall in present-day Chinatown to the city's first motion picture studio—Union Square's American Mutoscope and Biograph Company—to the Lincoln Theater in Harlem, Freeland situates each building within its historical and social context, bringing to life an old New York that took its diversions seriously. Freeland reminds us that the buildings that serve as architectural guideposts to yesteryear's recreations cannot be re-created—once destroyed they are gone forever. With condominiums and big box stores spreading over city blocks like wildfires, more and more of the Big Apple's legendary houses of mirth are being lost. By excavating the city's cultural history, this delightful book unearths some of the many mysteries that lurk around the corner and lets readers see the city in a whole new light.

Paris

Author: Barbara Ender,Ken Bernstein

Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc

ISBN: 9782884520546

Category: Guidebooks

Page: 79

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The charm is eternal, but Paris is on the move, changing graciously with the times. A glass pyramid tops off the Louvre in brilliant, luminous style, Place de la Concorde has been spruced up, and old districts have been revitalised. Thanks to the legendary Parisian elegance, the modern and the historic happily coexist in the city on the Seine, as romantic as ever. This Way Paris is crammed with addresses -- priceless recommendations and practical hints, perfect for a weekend break or a fortnight's adventure.

Paris-Edinburgh

Cultural Connections in the Belle Epoque

Author: Professor Siân Reynolds

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 140947996X

Category: History

Page: 234

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By the end of the nineteenth century, Paris was widely acknowledged as the cultural capital of the world, the home of avant-garde music and art, symbolist literature and bohemian culture. Edinburgh, by contrast, may still be thought of as a rather staid city of lawyers and Presbyterian ministers, academics and doctors. While its great days as a centre for the European Enlightenment may have been behind it, however, late Victorian Edinburgh was becoming the location for a new set of cultural institutions, with its own avant-garde, that corresponded with a renewed Scottish national consciousness. While Morningside was never going to be Montparnasse, the period known as the Belle Epoque was a time in both French and Scottish society when there were stirrings of non-conformity, which often clashed with a still powerful establishment. And in this respect, French bourgeois society could be as resistant to change as the suburbs of Edinburgh. With travel and communication becoming ever easier, a growing number of international contacts developed that allowed such new and radical cultural ideas to flourish. In a series of linked essays, based on research into contemporary archives, documents and publications in both countries, as well as on new developments in cultural research, this book explores an unexpected dimension of Scottish history, while also revealing the Scottish contribution to French history. In a broader sense, and particularly as regards gender, it considers what is meant by 'modern' or 'radical' in this period, without imposing any single model. In so doing, it seeks not to treat Paris-Edinburgh links in isolation, or to exaggerate them, but to use them to provide a fresh perspective on the internationalism of the Belle Epoque.

Murder in Parisian Streets

Manufacturing Crime and Justice in the Popular Press, 1830-1900

Author: Thomas Cragin

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 9780838755792

Category: Design

Page: 273

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The canards were cheap broadsheets and booklets that most often reported sensations, particularly murders. Made by members of the working and lower-middle classes and sold with great success to a vast and diverse audience, the canards deeply influenced and appealed to popular understandings of crime and punishment. Despite their importance in their day and their value to cultural studies, historians have paid them scant attention. In Murder in Parisian Streets Thomas Cragin provides an in-depth study of the production, sale, and content of the canards. He demonstrates their significance to nineteenth-century culture, even their role in determining the emerging tabloid's success. Cragin explores the incremental creation of textual meaning in the canards' authorship, production, distribution, and consumption. He exposes the power of oral traditions as well as modern marketing at work upon this popular news literature. The canards challenge our assumptions about the nineteenth century's revolution in print and reorient our understanding of cultural creation through textual construction.

A New Description of Paris

Containing a Particular Account of All the Churches, Palaces, Monasteries, Colledges, Hospitals, Libraries, Cabinets of Rarities, Academies of the Virtuosi, Paintings, Medals, Statues and Other Sculptures, Monuments and Publick Inscriptions. With All Other Remarkable Matters in that Great and Famous City

Author: Germain Brice

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Paris (France)

Page: 367

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