Walks Through Lost Paris: A Journey Into the Heart of Historic Paris

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When he discovered that the city he lived in for many years was actually entirely rebuilt during the mid-1800s, Pitt plunged into Pariss history and began photographing what he learned had changed. His books detailed maps, hundreds of color photos, diagrams, and engravings splendidly survey the massive transformation that resulted in the Paris of today.

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jfrancois

Mar 28, 2013

A Rare Work

This is a wonderful book for anyone doing research or writing historical ficiton about a pre-1860 Paris such as I am doing. Leonard Pitt's Introduction is priceless, as it explains the history of what Paris was like before Hausmann's controversial transformation .
The book is divided into four self-guided walking sections with maps showing the changes from the old narrow streets to the transformed boulevards. I can hardly wait to see Paris with "old" eyes.

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