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Author Park, Sun Young,
Title Ideals of the body : architecture, urbanism, and hygiene in postrevolutionary Paris / Sun-Young Park.
Imprint Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2018]

Author Park, Sun Young,
Series Culture, politics, and the built environment
Culture, politics, and the built environment.
Subject Architecture and society -- France -- Paris -- 19th century.
Public spaces -- France -- Paris -- History -- 19th century.
Hygiene -- France -- Paris -- History -- 19th century.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 372 pages) : illustrations, color plates
Note Based on the author's thesis (doctoral - Harvard University, 2014) issued under title: The body and the building : architecture, urbanism, and hygiene in early nineteenth-century Paris.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The soldier : regenerating nation and masculinity in the military gymnasium -- The schoolboy : forming citizens, between the schoolroom and the barracks -- The demoiselle : reconstructing gender in the educational space -- The lionne : pursuing health and pleasure in leisure gardens -- The sportsman : shaping bourgeois bodies in urban recreational grounds -- Epilogue. Rereading the capital of modernity.
Summary Modern hygienic urbanism originated in the airy boulevards, public parks, and sewer system that transformed the Parisian cityscape in the mid-nineteenth century. Yet these well-known developments in public health built on a previous moment of anxiety about the hygiene of modern city dwellers. Amid fears of national decline that accompanied the collapse of the Napoleonic Empire, efforts to modernize Paris between 1800 and 1850 focused not on grand and comprehensive structural reforms, but rather on improving the bodily and mental fitness of the individual citizen. These forgotten efforts to renew and reform the physical and moral health of the urban subject found expression in the built environment of the city--in the gymnasiums, swimming pools, and green spaces of private and public institutions, from the pedagogical to the recreational. Sun-Young Park reveals how these anxieties about health and social order, which manifested in emerging ideals of the body, created a uniquely spatial and urban experience of modernity in the postrevolutionary capital, one profoundly impacted by hygiene, mobility, productivity, leisure, spectacle, and technology.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780822986065 (electronic bk.)
082298606X (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 1039095491
Additional Format Print version: Park, Sun-Young. Ideals of the body : architecture, urbanism, and hygiene in postrevolutionary Paris 9780822945284 (OCoLC)1016046825

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