Designs On Modernity: Exhibiting the city in 1920s Paris by Tag GronbergDesigns On Modernity: Exhibiting the city in 1920s Paris by Tag Gronberg

Designs On Modernity: Exhibiting the city in 1920s Paris

byTag Gronberg

Paperback | November 27, 2003

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"Designs on Modernity presents the 1925 Paris Exhibition as a key moment in attempts to update the image of Paris as "capital of the 19th century." At the Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes, Paris itself, as much as the commodity, was put on show. Tag Gronberg focuses on the Exhibition as a set of contesting representations of the modern city, stressing the importance of consumption and display for concepts of urban modernity. Here Le Corbusier's now famous Pavillon de L'Esprit Nouveau with its Plan Voisin for the redesign of Paris confronted another equally up-to-date city: Paris as "a woman's city," world centre of fashion and shopping. Taking as her starting point one of the most dramatic 1925 exhibits, the rue des Boutiques which spanned the river Seine, Gronberg analyses the contemporary significance of the small Parisian luxury shop. She shows how boutiques, conceived both as urbanism and as advertising, redefined Paris as the modern city.
Title:Designs On Modernity: Exhibiting the city in 1920s ParisFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.39 inPublished:November 27, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0719066743

ISBN - 13:9780719066740

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