Paris: A Photographic Journeyby Sandra Forty
Paris is a city of great contrasts. It is a city that is able to enjoy the past but relish modernity; a city whose New Bridge is 400 years old; a city where you can see the brash modern severity of La D�fense through the classical austerity of the Arc de Triomphe; Pei's pyramid of glass in front of the medieval palace of the Louvre; a city whose most beautiful icons of the past such as Notre-Dame, the Sainte Chapelle, and St Germain des Pr�s are ranged alongside the Pompidou Center, Montparnasse Tower, and Op�ra Bastille.
While there is no doubt that the great sights of Paris such as the Eiffel Tower, Sacr�-Coeur, or Les Invalides are worth visiting, it is the often the unexpected treasures that evoke the strongest memories: the vivid colors and bustle of the street markets; the restaurants, cafes, and bars of the Latin Quarter; the jewels of art nouveau and art deco in the elegant 16th arrondissement.
Discover the contrasts of Paris and the richness of its history in this lavishly illustrated tribute. After a thorough introductory essay on the complicated history of Paris, its importance to world history, and its current place in world politics, the book is split into broad geographical sections the Left and Right Banks split by the River Seine. A final section looks briefly at fascinating locations close to Paris the palaces of Versailles and Fontainebleau, and Monet's house and gardens at Giverny.
From P�riph�rique to the Palais Royal, from La D�fense to Nation, Porte de Clignancourt to Porte d'Orl�ans; from the highest viewing platform atop the Montparnasse Tower to the depths of the catacomb ossuaries Paris is distinctive and vivid and will delight readers of this book.
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