Paris

Paris

An Architectural History

Book - 1993
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Sutcliffe (economic and social history, U. of Leicester) shows how the physical Paris of today is an overlay of many styles of architecture, from the Renaissance to the 20th century, and preserves traditions that date back even to Roman times. He delves into the political, social, and economic contexts and significance of the various developments, and how architectural styles, unlike clothing fashions, have to be dealt with for a long time after someone thought they were a good idea. The book is highly illustrated, mostly in color, but is for scholars rather than tourists. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 1993
ISBN: 9780300054453
0300054459
Branch Call Number: 720.944 SUTCL
Characteristics: x, 221 pages

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