About the Class
Monet, Renoir, and Pissarro lived and worked during a period of dramatic physical change to the city of Paris. In the mid-19th century, Napoleon III and his prefect of the Seine, Georges-Eugène Haussmann, led a grand renovation of the city, constructing glamorous new boulevards, parks, and buildings on a massive scale, and destroying much of its medieval fabric along the way. This course traces the evolution of one of the most famous urban planning projects in European history.
Lovett is a practicing architect and principal of Lovett Keshet Studio. She is also a faculty member in the undergraduate architecture program at the University of Pennsylvania. Her interest in the language of geometry and the pragmatic constraints of materials and construction has led to an expertise in historic and modern building practices.