Paris, the City of Light, the city of fine dining, seductive couture and intellectual hauteur, was until fairly recently always accompanied by its shadow: the city of the poor, the outcast, the criminal, the eccentric, the wilfully nonconforming. In The Other Paris, Luc Sante gives us a panoramic view of that second metropolis, whose traces are in the bricks and stones of the contemporary city, and in the culture of France itself. Richly illustrated with over three hundred images, The Other Paris reclaims the city from the modern bon vivants and speculators; scuttling through the knotted streets, through the whorehouses and dance halls, the knock-out shops and hobo shelters of the old city.
Publisher: Faber & Faber ISBN: 9780571241293 Number of pages: 320 Weight: 705 g Dimensions: 235 x 205 x 25 mm Edition: Main
As a historian I love social history and cities as it means we can be surrounded with historic themes that mean we can dig down and get our teeth in to something meaty. In The Other Paris, Luc Sante...
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