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Unformatted text preview: ARTH 2372 August 27 & September 1 Myths of Paris Paris circa 1789, pre-Revolution Modern ideas about the modern city o Fashion o Food and wine o Specialty shops o Monuments o Art and culture o Gardens o City of Lights o Romance Traits of Paris pre-Revolution (18 th century) o People lived off the land o Local rituals o Production of your own food and clothes o Rarely left small communities o Extremely religious- Catholic o Monarchy as form of government Hierarchy: King, Aristocracy and Clergy, Workers France is the body. What happens if you cut off the head? ARTH 2372 August 27 & September 1 Traits of Paris circa 1900 o Urban o Republican o Individualism, innovation, science o Mobility of social classes o Labor divided into hierarchical series of small tasks Victor Hugo on Medieval Paris (map from 1752) o Spatial Origins: L’ile de la Cite Expansion pushed city beyond the island Left and right bank refers to the direction from the Seine river o 3 distinct zones: University, City, Town City is the site of the government and churches Town is the site of aristocratic dwellings and the Louvre o Notre-Dame is the most powerful and symbolic monument “Ground Zero”- literally measures all points in Paris “A vast symphony in stone” o A View from Above Taken from the towers of Notre-Dame La Place des Vosges, 1612 o Right bank o Constructed by Henry IV ARTH 2372 August 27 & September 1 o Completed in 1612 o Equestrian Sculpture of Louis XIII (original was melted down) o Remarkable because all the apartments are planned identically o Distinct red brick and stone patterns o Arcades at base, now used for fancy cafes and shops Protective o Regularity or facades La Place Vendome, 1698-1720 o Built under Louis XIV by Jules Hardouin Mansart o Right bank o Plan to house the established academies of arts and sciences Civic function o Actually were occupied by bankers and high end jewelers o Originally had Louis XIII’s equestrian statue in center Louvre and Tuileries Gardens...
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This note was uploaded on 12/11/2009 for the course ARTH 2272 taught by Professor Betzer during the Spring '09 term at UVA.

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