09 juin 2009

'Napoleon III and Paris' @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

Édouard Baldus (French, born Prussia, 1813–1889), Imperial Library of the Louvre, 1856-57. Salted paper print from glass negative, 43.9 x 34.2 cm. (17 1/4 x 13 7/16 in.) The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 1994 (1994.137) NEW YORK, NY.- During the reign of Emperor Napoleon III, the narrow streets and medieval buildings of Paris gave way to the broad boulevards and grand public works that still define the urban landscape of the French capital.... [Lire la suite]