Les jardins parisiens d'Alphand
Parution : 
10 Octobre 2018
Format :
217 x 278 mm
EAN : 
9782812317644
Pages : 
224

Les jardins parisiens d'Alphand

S’il est peu connu du grand public et souvent éclipsé par la figure du Baron Haussmann, c’est pourtant à Jean-Charles Adolphe Alphand (1817-1891) que nous devons en grande partie ce qui fait aujourd’hui le charme de Paris. Ingénieur des ponts et chaussées, puis directeur des travaux de la Ville de Paris durant les grands travaux de transformation de la capitale sous le Second Empire, il fut à l’origine de réalisations emblématiques, telles que le parc Monceau, le parc Montsouris, le bois de Boulogne, le bois de Vincennes, le parc des Buttes-Chaumont ou le square des Batignolles. À travers plus de  200 illustrations – parmi lesquelles des reproductions de son ouvrage, Les  Promenades de Paris, mais aussi des photographies d’époque et contemporaines –, et le regard de spécialistes, historiens, urbanistes, architectes, paysagistes ou artistes, ce ouvrage se propose  de revenir sur le parcours de celui qui est considéré comme le père des espaces verts de Paris, sur son rôle clé dans l’embellissement de la ville, ainsi que sur l’héritage qu’il nous a légué.

Alphand, the father of Paris's gardens

Rediscover Paris and its gardens through the iconic works of Alphand, the father of Paris's green spaces

Eric Burie is a journalist and a member of the jury of many competitions. Graduate in architectural and urban planning history,  Bénédicte Leclerc worked as a research engineer on the history of urban form before studying the garden as an ingredient of 19th-century town planning and devoting her research efforts to the early 20th-century French school of urbanism and to works by Jean-Claude Nicolas Forestier (1861-1930). She has written several books and heads an international information network dedicated to landscape and urban planning research. Sylvie Depondt is an Archaeologist, historian, film director and Conservator General of Heritage for the City of Paris. 

While he is relatively unknown to the general public and often eclipsed by the figure of Baron Haussmann, it is to Jean-Charles Adolphe Alphand (1817-1891) that we owe much of what today is the charm of Paris. A civil engineer and later director of public works for the City of Paris during the great transformation the French capital underwent during the Second Empire, he was behind such emblematic spaces as Parc Monceau, Parc Montsouris, the Bois de Boulogne, the Bois de Vincennes, Parc des Buttes-Chaumont and the Square des Batignolles. Through more than 200 illustrations and the perspective of more than thirty experts and artists, this book traces the steps of the man considered to be the father of Paris's green spaces and reflects on the key role he played in the city's beautification and the heritage he left us.
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