Modern Architecture in Historic Cities illustrates why France has been so successful in combining conservation and modernity, and points to important lessons for other countries which can be drawn from the French experience.
Beginning with an empirical review of particular events which have affected attitudes towards heritage in France, this book highlights the continuity in French thinking and the longstanding role of the French government as patron and leader. Planning, conservation and design control legislation are examined, highlighting the range of instruments available to government in order to influence results and enhance the role of the architectural profession.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction. Chapter 2. The History of Planning and Protection of Heritage in France. Chapter 3. Control of New Construction. Chapter 4. Case Studies Pontoise: Library, 14 rue A. Prachey, Les Arcades, 4 rue Sere Depoin Lille: Hotel de la Treille, Conservatoire de Musique, place du Concert, House on rue Ste. Catherine Quimper: Place de la Tourbie, 2, rue Pen--ar--Steir, Les Halles, Other Buildings Chartres: House on the river Eure, Other Examples Paris: Block of flats, rue Descartes, Block of flats, Avenue des Gobelins, Housing, 44, Rue de Menilmontant, School, rue Tandou, Housing, Rue des Hautes Formes.
'An informative and thought provoking book.' - Context