Paris, Capital of Modernity

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Taylor & Francis, Oct 23, 2003 - History - 384 pages
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Collecting David Harvey's finest work on Paris during the second empire, Paris, Capital of Modernity offers brilliant insights ranging from the birth of consumerist spectacle on the Parisian boulevards, the creative visions of Balzac, Baudelaire and Zola, and the reactionary cultural politics of the bombastic Sacre Couer. The book is heavily illustrated and includes a number drawings, portraits and cartoons by Daumier, one of the greatest political caricaturists of the nineteenth century.

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User Review  - Mert - Goodreads

It is an amazing source for the ones that are interested in history of the city of Paris. It has also included Daumier's caricatures about Parisian life in many versions. Read full review

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David Harvey is one of the world's leading critical intellectuals. He is the author of 10 books, many of which are classics. He now teaches at the CUNY Graduate Center and the London School of Economics, after many years teaching at Johns Hopkins and Oxford.

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