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MARSEILLE AU XIXeme: REVES ET TRIOMPHES (Marseille in the 19th Century: Dreams and Triumphs). Centre de la Vieille Charite and six other sites, Marseille, 1991. Organized by Musees de Marseille. Published in association with Reunion des musees nationaux, Paris. 448 pp. with 506 ills. (129 col.). 30 x 24 cm. ISBN 271182487X In French.
Offering a thorough examination of the cultural, economic and architectural history of Marseille in the 19th century, this substantial catalogue features an interdisciplinary array of 21 detailed essays accompanied by historical and architectural photographs and illustrations of paintings, sculptures and diverse archival materials reflecting the city's rapid urbanization and the dramatic transformation of its social, economic and artistic life from the 1830s to the First World War. Lengthy sections documenting the architectural development of Marseille and trends in sculpture, painting and photography are augmented by texts focused on urban planning, industrial growth and the city's political, religious and literary life.
Indexing: Western, Europe — France — 1800-1900 — Several Media
Plans: 50
Worldwide Number: 023311
Paperbound $95.00    

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