The Chautauquan; A Weekly Newsmagazine. [Official Publication of Chautauqua Institution, a System of Popular Education] Volume 70

The Chautauquan; A Weekly Newsmagazine. [Official Publication of Chautauqua Institution, a System of Popular Education] Volume 70

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...on the south, which are partly of his construction. The architecture is massive, elaborate, over-decorated, yet, taken all in all, superb. Its heavy magnificence lessens our regret at the loss of the Tuileries which completed the rectangle at the west, for those who remember it say that the smaller palace was overpowered by the imposing "New Louvre." Several new churches added to the adornment of the city under the Third Empire. One of these, Trinity, Renaissance in style, is approached by a "rampe" somewhat recalling that of St. Vincent--de-Paul. Another church, dedicated to St. Augustin, is in the Byzantine style, and is ingeniously though not always acceptably adapted to the limitations of a small triangular space. Among the improvements were the buildings of the present Central Markets on the age-old spot where markets have served Paris; a new building--on the Cite now---for the Tribunal of Commerce; enlargements of the National Library and of the Bank of France; the construction of several theaters, one of them leased at present by Sarah Bernhardt, another, the Opera, huge and elaborate in Renaissance style; and several fountains, notable among them St. Michael's at the beginning of St. Michael's boulevard. The extension of the city's water supply was the more appreciated because it was belated. Twelve thousand gas lamps made a much-needed illumination. Two railway stations added a convenient public service. Finally, the lovely Monceau Park was laid out to please the prosperous inhabitants of the recently developed quarter near the Arch of the Star, and an old quarry was ingeniously converted into a thing of seemingly natural beauty for the benefit of the poorer people of Belleville in...show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236944461
  • 9781236944467