Internationally renowned as the home of cutting-edge fashion, art treasures, gourmet dining, and architectural marvels, Paris ranks among the world's top tourist destinations. Visitors from everywhere are drawn to the City of Lights, and this original compilation of fifty images from a previously unpublished photo album offers a highly atmospheric view of the European capital at the turn of the twentieth century. Paris expert and scholar Alex Toledano provides an informative introduction and captions for each image of the city's landmarks, streets, and historic buildings. Cityscapes include the Louvre, the Seine and its bridges, the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Place Vendôme, Avenue des Champs-Élysées, and dozens of other locales. A treat for armchair and actual travelers, this magnificent volume is a must for historians of photography and for anyone who has ever fallen under the romantic spell of Paris.
About the Author
Alex Toledano received his PhD in Late Modern European History at the University of California, Berkeley, and specializes in the history of Paris neighborhoods since the French Revolution. His dissertation, Sharing Paris: The Use and Ownership of a Neighborhood, Its Streets, and Public Spaces, 1950-2012, studies the roles of visitors and residents in shaping community and daily life in Parisian neighborhoods. Based in Paris, he is the co-Founder and President of VISTO Images, an art consulting firm that curates art programs for luxury properties and private collections around the world.