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Eminent French photographer Atget devotedly photographed the French capital and surrounding area from the late 19th century up until 1927. This compendium of the photographer's oeuvre during the belle epoque is an enchanting catalog of the city's streets, parks, neighborhoods, shops, and, only occasionally, its people. As if this were not already feast enough for the eyes, during the late 1990s photographer Rauschenberg, son of artist Robert Rauschenberg, covered the same ground to update these sites for a photographer's view of the modern Paris. This volume features 76 pairs of images-Atget across from Rauschenberg-in rich duotones that you'll want to reach out and touch. Sometimes the paired images look almost identical; other times, the "updating" is more apparent. Maps are included to help readers find their way around the city, while essays by Clark Worswick and Alison Nordstrom provide a context and Rosamond Bernier writes an epilog. Recommended for larger photography collections.