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City of Light and Iron: Building Modern Paris

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Paris became the archetype of a cultivated city through a massive nineteenth-century modernization led by municipal official Georges-Eugène Haussmann. With authoritarian zeal, Haussmann reshaped mediaeval streets into grand boulevards and the Seine into the river as we see it today. These transformations unfolded in dialogue with major advances in art, fashion, industry, and social thought, and propelled the French capital to new extremes of efficiency and elegance as well as economic segregation.

About the speaker: Joseph L. Clarke, architect is Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Toronto.

Call 416-395-5639 to register for this free program.

 

Details

Date:
February 13
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Website:
https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT421605&R=EVT421605

Organizer

North York Central Library
Website:
https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/northyorkcentral/

Venue

North York Central Library
5120 Yonge Street
North York, ON Canada
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