Paris Reborn has been published in simplified Chinese by SSAP, Beijing.
I am delighted that the book is now available to Chinese readers, who are showing great interest in urban issues and to the teachings of Paris’s history.
The Chinese edition contains a new introduction by the author and special illustrations.
I have added a page to this web site with information in Chinese.
More information is available at the book page on the publisher’s web site.
The book can be purchased at dangdang.com.
During a trip to Beijing last week, Stephane Kirkland met with the publisher of the Simplified Chinese edition of Paris Reborn, to be released in the first quarter of 2014.
I am very pleased to be speaking at the American Library in Paris on Tuesday, June 18th at 7:30 PM.
To accompany the reading of Paris Reborn, this annotated map shows the location of the streets, squares, parks and buildings created during the Second Empire transformation of Paris (1848-1870). Click on any item for more information or zoom for a better view. If you click through to the Google Maps page you can also scroll down the left to see the list of places.
View Paris Reborn in a larger map
“[Kirkland] clearly knows Paris intimately, writes lucid and engaging prose, and is both spirited in his advocacy of Napoleon III and clear-eyed about how he was able to do what he did.
While it is an immense pleasure to accompany him as he leads us through the planning and building of the great boulevards, the construction of the Opera House and the reconstruction of the Louvre, it is also sobering to realize that in the process of gaining much, Paris lost much as well, in particular medieval neighborhoods that had profoundly influenced the city’s character.”
Read the full review on the Washington Post web site.
I will be appearing on April 22nd at McNally Jackson Books in New York in a special evening with David Downie around the books we are publishing this month.
Some spots are still available for this special event scheduled for Sunday, April 7th, 2013 at 2 PM at 92Y Tribeca, which will give participants the chance to immerse themselves in the mindset and the times of the fascinating man who created and led the French Second Empire.
For tickets, go to Eat, Drink & Think Like Napoleon III
Paris Reborn is now in stores. Here it is at left sitting on the shelf of the Barnes & Noble in Union Square, New York.
You can also buy on line following the links to the right.
I am very pleased to be appearing at Tattered Cover Book Store in Denver on April 10th at 7:30 PM.
Reviews of Paris Reborn have begun appearing. Here are some excerpts:
“Kirkland is an able navigator of architectural history—vivid descriptions abound, and the Continue reading