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The cartographic capital : mapping Third Republic Paris, 1889-1934 / Kory Olson.

Author/creator Olson, Kory author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2018.
Copyright Notice ©2018
Descriptionx, 309 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
Series Studies in modern and contemporary France
Studies in modern and contemporary France ; 1.
Contents Introduction: Creating Republican Paris -- Working with maps -- Creating map readers: The rise of geography and cartograpy in nineteenth-century France -- The Truimphant Republic: 'Paris en 1889, les operations de Voirie executtes entre 1871 et 1889' -- A new way of seeing Paris: The service geographique's Carte de France -- the beginning of French urbanism: Leon Jausseley's 1919 Plan d'extension -- The rise of suburban Paris: Henri Prost's Carte generale - Conclusion.
Abstract 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.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages [281]-295) and index.
Issued in other formElectronic version: OLSON, KORY. Cartographic capital. [S.l.] : LIVERPOOL UNIV PRESS, 2018 9781786948656

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