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Title The cartographic capital : mapping Third Republic Paris, 1889-1934 / Kory Olson
Published [Place of publication not identified] : LIVERPOOL UNIV PRESS, 2018
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Contents Cover; Contents; List of Figures; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Creating Republican Paris; 1. Working with Maps; 2. Creating Map Readers: The Rise of Geography and Cartography in Nineteenth-Century France; 3. The Triumphant Republic: 'Paris en 1889: les opérations de voirie exécutées entre 1871 et 1889'; 4. A New Way of Seeing Paris: The Service Géographique's Carte de France; 5. The Beginning of French Urbanism: Léon Jaussely's 1919 Plan d'extension; 6. The Rise of Suburban Paris: Henri Prost's Carte générale; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
Summary Through official maps, this book looks at how government presentations of Paris and environs change over the course of the Third Republic (1889-1934). Governmental policies, such as the creation of a mandatory national uniform educational system that will eventually include geography, combined with technological advances in the printing industry, to alter the look, exposure, reception, and distribution of government maps. The government initially seemed to privilege an exclusively positive view of the capital city and limited its presentation of it to land inside the walled fortifications. However, as the Republic progressed and Paris grew, technology altered how Parisians used and understood their urban space. Rail and automobiles made moving about the city and environs easier while increased industrialization moved factories and their workers further out into the Seine Department. During this time, maps transitioned from reflecting the past to documenting the present. With the advent of French urbanism after World War I, official mapped views of greater Paris abandoned privileging past achievements and began to mirror actual residential and industrial development as it pushed further out from the city centre. Finally, the government needed to plan for the future of greater Paris and official maps begin to show how the government viewed the direction of its capital city.-- Provided by Publisher
Subject Cartography -- France -- Paris -- History -- 19th century.
Cartography -- France -- Paris -- History -- 20th century.
Paris (France) -- Maps.
Paris (France) -- History -- 1870-1940.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1786948656 (electronic bk.)
9781786948656 (electronic bk.)