Reviews

Author: 
Rupert Christiansen
Reviewer: 
Richard Hopkins

Hopkins on Christiansen, 'City of Light: The Making of Modern Paris'

Rupert Christiansen. City of Light: The Making of Modern Paris. New York: Basic Books, 2018. 224 pp. $25.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5416-7339-7.

Reviewed by Richard Hopkins (Widener University) Published on H-Urban (July, 2019) Commissioned by Alexander Vari (Marywood University)

Author: 
Ipek Türeli
Reviewer: 
Virginie Rey

Rey on Türeli, 'Istanbul Open City: Exhibiting Anxieties of Urban Modernity'

Ipek Türeli. Istanbul Open City: Exhibiting Anxieties of Urban Modernity. Abingdon: Routledge, 2017. Illustrations. 184 pp. $140.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4094-2211-2.

Reviewed by Virginie Rey (University of California-Irvine) Published on H-Urban (October, 2018) Commissioned by Alexander Vari (Marywood University)

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Author: 
Paul Dobraszczyk, Carlos López Galviz, Bradley L. Garrett, eds.
Reviewer: 
Peter S. Soppelsa

Soppelsa on Dobraszczyk and Galviz and Garrett, 'Global Undergrounds: Exploring Cities Within'

Paul Dobraszczyk, Carlos López Galviz, Bradley L. Garrett, eds. Global Undergrounds: Exploring Cities Within. Islington: Reaktion Books, 2016. Illustrations. 320 pp. $29.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-78023-576-9.

Reviewed by Peter S. Soppelsa (University of Oklahoma) Published on H-Urban (July, 2018) Commissioned by Alexander Vari (Marywood University)

Author: 
Aaron Freundschuh
Reviewer: 
Elisa Camiscioli

Camiscioli on Freundschuh, 'The Courtesan and the Gigolo: The Murders in the Rue Montaigne and the Dark Side of Empire in Nineteenth-Century Paris'

Aaron Freundschuh. The Courtesan and the Gigolo: The Murders in the Rue Montaigne and the Dark Side of Empire in Nineteenth-Century Paris. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2016. 272 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-5036-0082-9.

Reviewed by Elisa Camiscioli (SUNY-Binghamton) Published on H-Urban (May, 2018) Commissioned by Alexander Vari (Marywood University)

Author: 
Simon Ward
Reviewer: 
Jan Musekamp

Musekamp on Ward, 'Urban Memory and Visual Culture in Berlin: Framing the Asynchronous City 1957-2012'

Simon Ward. Urban Memory and Visual Culture in Berlin: Framing the Asynchronous City 1957-2012. Cities and Cultures Series. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2016. 212 pp. $105.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-8964-853-2.

Reviewed by Jan Musekamp (Europa-Universität Viadrina) Published on H-Urban (February, 2018) Commissioned by Alexander Vari

Author: 
Alexia M. Yates
Reviewer: 
Philipp Reick

Reick on Yates, 'Selling Paris: Property and Commercial Culture in the Fin-de-siècle Capital'

Alexia M. Yates. Selling Paris: Property and Commercial Culture in the Fin-de-siècle Capital. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2015. Maps, tables. 368 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-08821-4.

Reviewed by Philipp Reick (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Published on H-Urban (April, 2017) Commissioned by Alexander Vari

Author: 
Antoine Lilti
Reviewer: 
Jolanta Pekacz

Pekacz on Lilti, 'The World of the Salons: Sociability and Worldliness in Eighteenth-Century Paris'

Antoine Lilti. The World of the Salons: Sociability and Worldliness in Eighteenth-Century Paris. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. 344 pp. $74.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-977234-6.

Reviewed by Jolanta Pekacz (Dalhousie University) Published on H-Urban (December, 2016) Commissioned by Alexander Vari

In Pursuit of Pleasure: Salons as Worldly Sociability in Eighteenth-Century Paris

Author: 
Harold Bérubé
Reviewer: 
Dan Horner

Horner on Bérubé, 'Des sociétés distinctes: Gouverner les banlieues bourgeoises de Montréal, 1880-1939'

Harold Bérubé. Des sociétés distinctes: Gouverner les banlieues bourgeoises de Montréal, 1880-1939. Studies on the History of Quebec Series. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2015. 288 pp. $100.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7735-4393-5; $37.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7735-4392-8.

Reviewed by Dan Horner (Ryerson University) Published on H-Urban (December, 2015) Commissioned by Alexander Vari

Author: 
Mary Lindemann
Reviewer: 
Donald Harreld

Harreld on Lindemann, 'The Merchant Republics: Amsterdam, Antwerp, and Hamburg, 1648-1790'

Mary Lindemann. The Merchant Republics: Amsterdam, Antwerp, and Hamburg, 1648-1790. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. 374 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-07443-9.

Reviewed by Donald Harreld (Brigham Young University) Published on H-Urban (October, 2015) Commissioned by Alexander Vari

The Virtues of Merchant Republics

Author: 
Brigitte Le Normand
Reviewer: 
Tijana Stevanović

Stevanović on Le Normand, 'Designing Tito's Capital: Urban Planning, Modernism, and Socialism in Belgrade'

Brigitte Le Normand. Designing Tito's Capital: Urban Planning, Modernism, and Socialism in Belgrade. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2014. Illustrations. 320 pp. $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8229-6299-1.

Reviewed by Tijana Stevanović (Newcastle University) Published on H-Urban (August, 2015) Commissioned by Alexander Vari

The Freedom to Choose: The Housing Question and Self-Managed Urban Planning in Belgrade

Author: 
Matthew Gandy
Reviewer: 
Eliza Martin

Martin on Gandy, 'The Fabric of Space: Water, Modernity, and the Urban Imagination'

Matthew Gandy. The Fabric of Space: Water, Modernity, and the Urban Imagination. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2014. 368 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-262-02825-7.

Reviewed by Eliza Martin (Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi) Published on H-Urban (August, 2015) Commissioned by Alexander Vari

Exploring Hydraulic Spaces

Author: 
Filip De Boeck, Marie-Francoise Plissart
Reviewer: 
Jeremy M. Rich

Rich on De Boeck and Plissart, 'Kinshasa: Tales of the Invisible City'

Filip De Boeck, Marie-Francoise Plissart. Kinshasa: Tales of the Invisible City. Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2014. 288 pp. $59.00 (paper), ISBN 978-90-5867-967-3.

Reviewed by Jeremy M. Rich (Marywood University) Published on H-Urban (August, 2015) Commissioned by Alexander Vari

An Urban Ethnography of Kinshasa

Author: 
Marieluise Jonas, Heike Rahmann
Reviewer: 
Milica Muminovic

Muminovic on Jonas and Rahmann, 'Tokyo Void: Possibilities in Absence'

Marieluise Jonas, Heike Rahmann. Tokyo Void: Possibilities in Absence. Berlin: Jovis, 2014. Illustrations. 192 pp. $39.95 (paper), ISBN 978-3-86859-272-6.

Reviewed by Milica Muminovic (University of Canberra, Faculty of Arts & Design) Published on H-Urban (June, 2015) Commissioned by Heide Imai

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