Haussmann: His Life and Times, and the Making of Modern Paris

Haussmann: His Life and Times, and the Making of Modern Paris[Reading] ➯ Haussmann: His Life and Times, and the Making of Modern Paris ➷ Michel Carmona – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk Baron Haussmann, the famous architect of modern Paris, has been an enigma for historians for than a century But in Michel Carmona, the baron has found a biographer worthy of his fascinating and influe Baron Haussmann, the famous architect of Life and ePUB ☆ modern Paris, has been an enigma for historians for 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 Haussmann: His Kindle - 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 His Life and PDF Ç by the city of Paris Haussmann s reign as the designated chief of Napoleon 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 Withpages of black and white illustrations. Although some of this book maunders along with stories about individual construction projects and irrelevant side characters, overall, it is a pitch perfect portrayal of a life spent serving the French government in the nineteenth century Carmona gives a real sense of what a French administrator did, at a time and in a country where that career was given a real sense of respect and honor Haussmann worked his way up the bureaucratic ladder by commanding provincial districts through successive Although some of this book maunders along with stories about individual construction projects and irrelevant side characters, overall, it is a pitch perfect portrayal of a life spent serving the French government in the nineteenth century Carmona gives a real sense of what a French administrator did, at a time and in a country where that career was given a real sense of respect and honor Haussmann worked his way up the bureaucratic ladder by commanding provincial districts through successive French governments and revolutions He was a prefect, a job non existent in the English speaking world, but which in France had inordinate power He built roads, resolved disputes about land and timber, cleaned and created new canals, and recruited political candidates for whatever ruling party happened to be in power In the ever centralized French state, these local governors were appointed right out of Paris by the ruling ministry, and, unlike in England and America, the locals, even under a democratic government, had no real say in the matter Still, Haussmann understood that his job involved dealing with local politicians, and he successfully gerrymandered local districts and cosseted sympathetic newspapers to get the deputies and councillers he needed to get the work down But the book becomes truly interesting when Haussman gets appointed Prefect of the Seine, where he becomes the de facto mayor of Paris and where he effectively created the modern city we know today, from the Champs Elysee to the sewers to the Morris poster kiosks to the numerous tree lined boulevards that intersect the capital Luckily, Carmona is a former advisor to contemporary French ministers and administrators, so he has a real sense for the financial and legal skullduggery that had to take place to get these tasks accomplished He shows how Haussmann recruited a local banking family, the Peireres, to subscribe the bonds for his grand travaux projects and how they then bought up the valuable new frontage that was built on these roads Haussmann also arranged a complicated financing scheme with the Credit Foncier, which was a kind of Fannie Mae of the 19th century, set up by the government to fund infrastructure and housing spending Not surprisingly, Haussmann s financial maneuvers with this government sponsored enterprise eventually became a national scandal and brought him down.Although the transitions between Haussman s story and the wider political story are not always smooth or logical, Carmona also successfully conveys the vicissitudes of French politics under Napolean III This emperor of the people he wrote a book on the end of pauperism became increasingly entangled in an Italian quagmire that helped unify that country but that simultaneously pissed off both liberals and Catholics at home The downfall of his regime meant that Hausmann s accomplishments were slighted for generations Caromona can now show, however, just how much he managed to accomplish C est un ouvrage tout a fait remarquable sur Georges Eugene Haussman qui a ete le prefect de la Seine sous Napoleon III et donc le responable de grands travaux de renouveau de Paris de l poque Le livre a pour but de decrire la vie d un administrateur de grand talent qui a su assembler une equipe de gestionnaires de grand qualit et guider les maintes projets a travers les labyrinthes politiques et financiere du deuxi me Aux yeux de Carmona, la grande passion d Haussman a t la gestion des af C est un ouvrage tout a fait remarquable sur Georges Eugene Haussman qui a ete le prefect de la Seine sous Napoleon III et donc le responable de grands travaux de renouveau de Paris de l poque Le livre a pour but de decrire la vie d un administrateur de grand talent qui a su assembler une equipe de gestionnaires de grand qualit et guider les maintes projets a travers les labyrinthes politiques et financiere du deuxi me Aux yeux de Carmona, la grande passion d Haussman a t la gestion des affaires publiques Il possedait un norme talent pour l administration Il a rapidement avance dans l administration de la monarchie Orleaniste Partout ou l on mutait, il a commence des travaux de constructions de routes ou il a augmente le rythme de travail des projets entam s par ses predeceseurs Haussman etait partisan de Napoleon III parce qu il croyait que la France avait besoin d autocrat progressisste qui allait met le poid le sons autorit derriere des travaux de modernisation Finallement, Haussman a t surtout le gestionnaire d l gu d effectuer le plan de renouveau concu par Napoleon III En exile a Londres Napoleon a concu la grande entreprise Il est arrive en France en 1848 avec des cartes soigneusement prepares des changements qu il voulait faire Apres avoir fair le tour de l horizon, Napoleon III a choisi Haussman pour effectueur le plan de ses reves La vision appartenait a Napoleon Haussman a t l instrument Les buts des grands projets ont t les suivants 1 creer des grands arteres pour assurer une communication rapide a travers le Paris et surtout des trajets rapide d une gare ferrovaire a l autre 2 ameliorer les conditions sanitaires de la ville et l apprivisionement de l eau 3 eliminer des petites ruelles ou les insurges pouvaient eriges des barricades.En d autre termes, Haussman voulait un bon systems de routes pour faciliter le development conomique de Paris, les meilleurs conditions pour la sant publique et une ville ou les insurg s auraient de la difficult a resister les forces d ordre publiques.Haussman a t un homme de progress de l ordre Il ne possedait pas une vision extraordinaire sur plan artistique d apres Carmona qui est de la vie que les batiments construits taient sans exception tres mediocres de point de vue architecturale Ceci dit, Carmona est plutot avare des commentaires sur les id es d Haussman sur la planification urbain et l architecture L objectif de Car est surtout de decrire le processus politique et le contexte politique des projects d Haussman Le resultat est portrait extraordinaire des relations entre un technocrat extraordinaire, un autocrat progressiste et deux paliers de gouvernement A la fin on comprend bien comment l etat francaise gouverner la France sous le deuxieme empire Milles bravos M Carmona Not enough on life post 1870. A really comprehensive book on the Paris of the mid to late 1800 s and the extensive revamping of the city under Louis Napoleon and Haussmann, in what were called the grands travaux, or great works Plenty of street references and a few historic maps in the appendix send you to your modern day Paris map to imagine the former city and make you want to seek out the then and now type of books about Paris Narratives about the people, their foibles, their goals and ideals, and the political envi A really comprehensive book on the Paris of the mid to late 1800 s and the extensive revamping of the city under Louis Napoleon and Haussmann, in what were called the grands travaux, or great works Plenty of street references and a few historic maps in the appendix send you to your modern day Paris map to imagine the former city and make you want to seek out the then and now type of books about Paris Narratives about the people, their foibles, their goals and ideals, and the political environment they were in are interwoven with the facts and numbers that describe the enormous scope and effect of the projects Although the loss of some historic buildings has been lamented, the book points out that much of Paris was still living in the Middle Ages when the works began, and the roads, buildings, and municipal works made a real difference in the lives of Parisians and in the city itself A great foundation of knowledge for the Paris lover I am just starting this book updates soonnever could finish this book It was too dense chock a block full of names and characters who played a central roll mainly Haussmann in the development of Paris as we know it It became dry mid way through the book Well, the book was dry from the beginning, but after one understands the main players and how the planning system worked in the development of Paris then the dryness really comes out and my final conclusion without having f I am just starting this book updates soonnever could finish this book It was too dense chock a block full of names and characters who played a central roll mainly Haussmann in the development of Paris as we know it It became dry mid way through the book Well, the book was dry from the beginning, but after one understands the main players and how the planning system worked in the development of Paris then the dryness really comes out and my final conclusion without having finished the book is that the book is better left to the scholars and people doing research on the subject Useful book with some interesting discussion of the Paris World Fairs as they relate to urban planning upheavals of the mid 19th century Maybe it s the fault of the translation, but the language in this book seems a little basic. Well written.

Haussmann: His Life and Times, and the Making of Modern
    Haussmann: His Life and Times, and the Making of Modern 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 Withpages of black and white illustrations. Although some of this book maunders along with stories about individual construction projects and irrelevant side characters, overall, it is a pitch perfect portrayal of a life spent serving the French government in the nineteenth century Carmona gives a real sense of what a French administrator did, at a time and in a country where that career was given a real sense of respect and honor Haussmann worked his way up the bureaucratic ladder by commanding provincial districts through successive Although some of this book maunders along with stories about individual construction projects and irrelevant side characters, overall, it is a pitch perfect portrayal of a life spent serving the French government in the nineteenth century Carmona gives a real sense of what a French administrator did, at a time and in a country where that career was given a real sense of respect and honor Haussmann worked his way up the bureaucratic ladder by commanding provincial districts through successive French governments and revolutions He was a prefect, a job non existent in the English speaking world, but which in France had inordinate power He built roads, resolved disputes about land and timber, cleaned and created new canals, and recruited political candidates for whatever ruling party happened to be in power In the ever centralized French state, these local governors were appointed right out of Paris by the ruling ministry, and, unlike in England and America, the locals, even under a democratic government, had no real say in the matter Still, Haussmann understood that his job involved dealing with local politicians, and he successfully gerrymandered local districts and cosseted sympathetic newspapers to get the deputies and councillers he needed to get the work down But the book becomes truly interesting when Haussman gets appointed Prefect of the Seine, where he becomes the de facto mayor of Paris and where he effectively created the modern city we know today, from the Champs Elysee to the sewers to the Morris poster kiosks to the numerous tree lined boulevards that intersect the capital Luckily, Carmona is a former advisor to contemporary French ministers and administrators, so he has a real sense for the financial and legal skullduggery that had to take place to get these tasks accomplished He shows how Haussmann recruited a local banking family, the Peireres, to subscribe the bonds for his grand travaux projects and how they then bought up the valuable new frontage that was built on these roads Haussmann also arranged a complicated financing scheme with the Credit Foncier, which was a kind of Fannie Mae of the 19th century, set up by the government to fund infrastructure and housing spending Not surprisingly, Haussmann s financial maneuvers with this government sponsored enterprise eventually became a national scandal and brought him down.Although the transitions between Haussman s story and the wider political story are not always smooth or logical, Carmona also successfully conveys the vicissitudes of French politics under Napolean III This emperor of the people he wrote a book on the end of pauperism became increasingly entangled in an Italian quagmire that helped unify that country but that simultaneously pissed off both liberals and Catholics at home The downfall of his regime meant that Hausmann s accomplishments were slighted for generations Caromona can now show, however, just how much he managed to accomplish C est un ouvrage tout a fait remarquable sur Georges Eugene Haussman qui a ete le prefect de la Seine sous Napoleon III et donc le responable de grands travaux de renouveau de Paris de l poque Le livre a pour but de decrire la vie d un administrateur de grand talent qui a su assembler une equipe de gestionnaires de grand qualit et guider les maintes projets a travers les labyrinthes politiques et financiere du deuxi me Aux yeux de Carmona, la grande passion d Haussman a t la gestion des af C est un ouvrage tout a fait remarquable sur Georges Eugene Haussman qui a ete le prefect de la Seine sous Napoleon III et donc le responable de grands travaux de renouveau de Paris de l poque Le livre a pour but de decrire la vie d un administrateur de grand talent qui a su assembler une equipe de gestionnaires de grand qualit et guider les maintes projets a travers les labyrinthes politiques et financiere du deuxi me Aux yeux de Carmona, la grande passion d Haussman a t la gestion des affaires publiques Il possedait un norme talent pour l administration Il a rapidement avance dans l administration de la monarchie Orleaniste Partout ou l on mutait, il a commence des travaux de constructions de routes ou il a augmente le rythme de travail des projets entam s par ses predeceseurs Haussman etait partisan de Napoleon III parce qu il croyait que la France avait besoin d autocrat progressisste qui allait met le poid le sons autorit derriere des travaux de modernisation Finallement, Haussman a t surtout le gestionnaire d l gu d effectuer le plan de renouveau concu par Napoleon III En exile a Londres Napoleon a concu la grande entreprise Il est arrive en France en 1848 avec des cartes soigneusement prepares des changements qu il voulait faire Apres avoir fair le tour de l horizon, Napoleon III a choisi Haussman pour effectueur le plan de ses reves La vision appartenait a Napoleon Haussman a t l instrument Les buts des grands projets ont t les suivants 1 creer des grands arteres pour assurer une communication rapide a travers le Paris et surtout des trajets rapide d une gare ferrovaire a l autre 2 ameliorer les conditions sanitaires de la ville et l apprivisionement de l eau 3 eliminer des petites ruelles ou les insurges pouvaient eriges des barricades.En d autre termes, Haussman voulait un bon systems de routes pour faciliter le development conomique de Paris, les meilleurs conditions pour la sant publique et une ville ou les insurg s auraient de la difficult a resister les forces d ordre publiques.Haussman a t un homme de progress de l ordre Il ne possedait pas une vision extraordinaire sur plan artistique d apres Carmona qui est de la vie que les batiments construits taient sans exception tres mediocres de point de vue architecturale Ceci dit, Carmona est plutot avare des commentaires sur les id es d Haussman sur la planification urbain et l architecture L objectif de Car est surtout de decrire le processus politique et le contexte politique des projects d Haussman Le resultat est portrait extraordinaire des relations entre un technocrat extraordinaire, un autocrat progressiste et deux paliers de gouvernement A la fin on comprend bien comment l etat francaise gouverner la France sous le deuxieme empire Milles bravos M Carmona Not enough on life post 1870. A really comprehensive book on the Paris of the mid to late 1800 s and the extensive revamping of the city under Louis Napoleon and Haussmann, in what were called the grands travaux, or great works Plenty of street references and a few historic maps in the appendix send you to your modern day Paris map to imagine the former city and make you want to seek out the then and now type of books about Paris Narratives about the people, their foibles, their goals and ideals, and the political envi A really comprehensive book on the Paris of the mid to late 1800 s and the extensive revamping of the city under Louis Napoleon and Haussmann, in what were called the grands travaux, or great works Plenty of street references and a few historic maps in the appendix send you to your modern day Paris map to imagine the former city and make you want to seek out the then and now type of books about Paris Narratives about the people, their foibles, their goals and ideals, and the political environment they were in are interwoven with the facts and numbers that describe the enormous scope and effect of the projects Although the loss of some historic buildings has been lamented, the book points out that much of Paris was still living in the Middle Ages when the works began, and the roads, buildings, and municipal works made a real difference in the lives of Parisians and in the city itself A great foundation of knowledge for the Paris lover I am just starting this book updates soonnever could finish this book It was too dense chock a block full of names and characters who played a central roll mainly Haussmann in the development of Paris as we know it It became dry mid way through the book Well, the book was dry from the beginning, but after one understands the main players and how the planning system worked in the development of Paris then the dryness really comes out and my final conclusion without having f I am just starting this book updates soonnever could finish this book It was too dense chock a block full of names and characters who played a central roll mainly Haussmann in the development of Paris as we know it It became dry mid way through the book Well, the book was dry from the beginning, but after one understands the main players and how the planning system worked in the development of Paris then the dryness really comes out and my final conclusion without having finished the book is that the book is better left to the scholars and people doing research on the subject Useful book with some interesting discussion of the Paris World Fairs as they relate to urban planning upheavals of the mid 19th century Maybe it s the fault of the translation, but the language in this book seems a little basic. Well written. "/>
  • Hardcover
  • 516 pages
  • Haussmann: His Life and Times, and the Making of Modern Paris
  • Michel Carmona
  • English
  • 18 September 2018
  • 156663427X