La Défense Dictionary – Architecture Book

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La Défense Dictionary

Architectural Catalogue – published by Editions Parentheses

16 May 2013

La Défense Dictionary Book

Image Catalogue Publication

Editors: Pierre Chabard + Virginie Picon-Lefebvre

Publisher: Editions Parentheses

La Défense Dictionary Book
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Fifty years into its history, La Défense has carved out a unique niche within the Paris region. This volume retraces the history of the urban area straddling the Seine and extending the Parisian axis. Taking the form of a dictionary and accompanied by detailed maps, the book includes 62 illustrated entries from some 34 authors, cartographers and picture researchers. Across these entries, the La Défense quarter is described and analysed under three main historical headings: architecture and urban development, social and cultural influences, and political and economic context.

A rich catalogue of images allows this unique urban story to be recounted in the form of a visual history, providing an accessible account of the evolution of an area that has become one of the largest and most influential business districts in the world.

18 × 26,5 cm, 320 p., Numerous colour diagrams and illustrations, bibliography, 2013.

ISBN 978-2-86364-963-3 / 32 €

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