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The First Time I Saw Paris: Photographs and Memories from the City of Light
     

The First Time I Saw Paris: Photographs and Memories from the City of Light

by Peter Miller, Stanley Karnow (Preface by)
 
The First Time I Saw Paris is a sumptuous visual indulgence — 150 photographs from a distinguished photographer memorably capturing the life and the people of Paris in the 50's.

As a serviceman in Paris after World War II, Peter Miller served as a US Army Signal Corps photographer. By day, he would snap one-star generals greeting four-star

Overview

The First Time I Saw Paris is a sumptuous visual indulgence — 150 photographs from a distinguished photographer memorably capturing the life and the people of Paris in the 50's.

As a serviceman in Paris after World War II, Peter Miller served as a US Army Signal Corps photographer. By day, he would snap one-star generals greeting four-star generals, and the innumerable grip and grins of Congressmen visiting soldiers. By night, Miller traversed the city of light, capturing the resilient spirit of Parisians in the wake of the devastating war. Miller's photographs reflect the vision of a sparkling city while his recollections document the wonder and enchantment felt by a young man from Vermont. From pictures of the Latin Quarter brimming with American jazz and blues to alluring models on the runways of Christian Dior; from romantic courtships in the streets to hobos along the River Seine, Miller captures these sights and impressions in dynamic compositions and sensitive recollections that are striking, compassionate, and a joy to all lovers of the city of light.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812932553
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/08/1999
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.39(w) x 10.34(h) x 0.81(d)

Meet the Author

Peter Miller began his photographic career in 1953, assisting Yousuf Karsh. He began his career as a writer later that decade, reporting for Life. He lives in Waterbury, Vermont and is the author of five books including Vermont People and People of the Great Plains

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