Tales of two cities

Tales of two cities

Paris, London, and the birth of the modern city

Book - 2013 | English, Old (ca.450-1100)
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"Paris and London have long held a mutual fascination, and never more so than in the period 1750-1914, when they vied to be the world's greatest city. Each city has been the focus of many books, yet Jonathan Conlin here explores the complex relationship between them for the first time. The reach and influence of both cities was such that the story of their rivalry has global implications. By borrowing, imitating and learning from each other Paris and London invented the true metropolis. Tales of Two Cities examines and compares five urban spaces-the pleasure garden, the cemetery, the apartment, the restaurant and the music hall-that defined urban modernity in the nineteenth century. The citizens of Paris and London first created these essential featuresof the modern cityscape and so defined urban living for all of us"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Berkeley :, Counterpoint,, c2013
ISBN: 9781619022256
Branch Call Number: 720.1030944 CON
Characteristics: 312 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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