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Making Space For The Dead

Making Space For The Dead

The dead of Paris, before the French Revolution, were most often consigned to mass graveyards that contemporaries described as terrible and terrifying, emitting "putrid miasmas" that were a threat to both health and dignity. In a book that is at once wonderfully macabre and exceptionally informative

ISBN10 : 9781501715617 , ISBN13 : 1501715615

Page Number : 228

The Great Nadar

The Great Nadar

A portrait of the fabled Parisian photographer, adventurer, and pioneer discusses his bohemian youth, larger-than-life studio, pioneering exploits as a balloonist, and photography sessions with such famed subjects as Victor Hugo, Gustave Courbet, and Alexandre Dumas. --Publisher.

ISBN10 : 9781101902608 , ISBN13 : 1101902604

Page Number : 256

Synthetic Worlds

Synthetic Worlds

This revealing study considers the remarkable alliance between chemistry and art from the late eighteenth century to the period immediately following the Second World War. Synthetic Worlds offers fascinating new insights into the place of the material object and the significance of the natural, the

ISBN10 : 9781861895547 , ISBN13 : 1861895542

Page Number : 280

Paris As Revolution

Paris As Revolution

"In this absolutely powerful and innovative book, Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson illuminates the complex links between the Revolution of 1789, the different revolutions that took place in 19th-century Paris, and two aesthetic forms characteristic of the cultural discourses of modernity: panoramic jour

ISBN10 : 0520208870 , ISBN13 : 9780520208872

Page Number : 261