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Daneet Steffens[C]harming. . .whether Karmel is singing the praises of the Place des Voges or the flamboyant Gothic house in which Brigitte Bardot once lived.
The book concludes with a "walking tour" of the Marais, in which the principal buildings are discussed with brisk authority. Karmel never loses sight of the fascinating human details -- whether royal feuding, commercial advantage, or family chicanery -- that have played their role in shaping Paris as we now know it. Illustrated throughout with photographs and period engravings, A Corner in the Marais is ideal reading for anyone who loves exploring the hidden byways of vieux Paris and experiencing history from a very personal viewpoint.
|"The Last Time I Saw Paris"||3|
|...To the Present||95|
|Appendix||"Le Marais" by Leon-Paul Fargue (excerpts)||147|
Posted December 19, 2010
An enchanting volume, from the extraordinary endpapers (at least in the hardcover edition, haven't seen the paperback yet) which are old style maps with every building, courtyard and garden drawn in miniature to the fascinating text. A book you can open anywhere and fall into delight.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 10, 2009
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