W&C: LES HALLES DE PARIS. PART TWO: FROM HEYDAY TO DISMANTLING

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W&C: LES HALLES DE PARIS. PART TWO: FROM HEYDAY TO DISMANTLING

  LES HALLES DE PARIS. PART TWO: FROM HEYDAY TO DISMANTLING


A conference in French presented by Renée Morel
$25

In 1900, 17 000 tons of food transited through the spectacular Halles de Paris. In 1950, that amount had reached 678 000 tons (a staggering 40% jump!), equivalent to 20% of the total French agricultural production. During the decades of unprecedented postwar economic growth known as Les Trente glorieuses [The Glorious Thirty], the raucous bustle of the mythical food market and its variegated demi-monde (butchers, porters, prostitutes, all-night cafés with suicidal drinkers) were just about the best show in town. Unfortunately, traffic issues and the sore need for massive repairs as well as modernization meant a death warrant for the magnificent iron and glass pavilions built by Victor Baltard during the Second Empire. See, through an array of press pictures or photos by Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau, Martha Carroll and others, the heyday and the dismantling of the City of Light’s much-loved and gutsy food market.

The same conference will be offered three times.

Monday, June 24, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 27, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 29, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Please REGISTER AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE by calling The French Class at (415) 362-3666

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