Paris: A Photographic Journey
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Paris: A Photographic Journey

by 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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760773376
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
02/25/2006
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
9.22(w) x 12.02(h) x 0.87(d)

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