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Paris: Contemporary Architecture by Andrea Gleiniger

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Paris: Contemporary Architecture by Andrea Gleiniger

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This study focuses on buildings erected in Paris over the past ten years, including those still under construction. It includes internationally acclaimed architectural masterpieces such as Le Grand Louvre, and also projects designed to meet the everyday requirements of city-dwellers.

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At the turn of the millennium, Paris, once the "capital of 19th Century Europe" has resumed its position as one of the leading architectural centres of the world. Over the past few decades, the ambitious plans of successive French Presidents have resulted in a Paris studded with distinctive, boldly-designed, high quality contemporary architecture. This study focuses on buildings erected in the past ten years including projects which are still under construction. These are not just the internationally acclaimed architectural masterpieces such as Le Grand Louvre, the Parc de la Villette or the Bibliotheque de France, but also major context-related planning schemes such as the Bercy or the Andre Citroen parks. Projects designed to meet the everyday requirements of city-dwellers, such as government housing schemes and community developments have also been selected for inclusion. The study is both a critical analysis of older and more recent developments in the Parisian cityscape in relation to their historical background, and it reveals the panorama of present-day architectural projects.

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SKU GOR003480890
Title Paris: Contemporary Architecture
Author By (author) Andrea Gleiniger
Contributor By (author) Gerhard Matzig
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Prestel
Year Published 1997
Page Number 160
ISBN 3791316788
ISBN13 9783791316789
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
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Note This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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