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HIEU129-1B

HIEU129-1B - HIEU129[WEEK 1B April 3 2008 1 Urban History 2...

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HIEU129 [WEEK 1B] / April 3, 2008 1. Urban History 2. Historical view -> Beginning of 16 th century. 3. Secular institutions - Lewis Mumsford – Urban theorist 1895-1990 - Lutetia, ile de la cite , Parisii (Gauls) - Philippe Auguste – wall 1190-1209 - Sully – Notre Dame 1163-1345 - Suget – St. Denis - Boileau – Book of Trade Corporations Late 13 th century I. Urban History - During the late middle ages Paris was far from being the most important city. - Paris was important for transportation and shipping. - “Like most European cities, Paris sprang during the middle ages – a small town named Lutetia , ile de la cite (boatyard on the river); settled by boatmen and fishermen. From here, Paris became the heart of France; it became the capital – gastronomic, economic, artistic, etc…” – Paris: An Architectural History - Sutcliff believes that Mumford’s ideas apply more to industrialized cities; Mumford envisioned the city as being consisted of containers, more and more, complex containers; industrialization, he argues, would shatter any preexisting
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