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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 331–338.
Published: 01 November 2005
... architects and town planners. The most well-known and powerful of these was the French town planner, Baron George-Eugène Haussmann (1809–91). Haussmann drew up guidelines and was responsible for envisaging, developing, and achieving the extensive rebuilding of the modern city of Paris under Napoléon III...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 March 2013
... or meaninglessness of existence. In what follows, I apply this existential vision of humanity to both the history of French urbanism, which has been informed by classical notions of utopian design since Georges-Eugène Haussmann's great reconstruction of Paris in the nineteenth century, and the emergence...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (1): 35–50.
Published: 01 March 2007
... parkways of Robert Olmstead and Calvert Vaux were inspired by Haussmann's boulevards, intended for leisure but also to enable the swift arrival of the authorities during any public disorder. Robert Moses's motor parkways were similarly designed to exclude even as they enchanted – overpasses were famously...