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Paris Sketchbook [Hardcover]

Mary Kelly , Fabrice Moireau
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  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Editions Didier Millet (13 Aug 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9814068128
  • ISBN-13: 978-9814068123
  • Product Dimensions: 28.7 x 25.2 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 298,535 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In this book of watercolour paintings and sketches, the beauty of Paris is celebrated through the talents of Fabrice Moireau and Maria Kelly. Their visual and narrative images capture the history and romance of Paris, highlighting the architecture of the French capital: its grand public buildings and intimate private houses, majestic avenues and narrow lanes. Visit the Louvre, Beauboug, Orsay, Picasso, La Villette and Rodin Museums; the historic Places de la Concorde, des Vosges, des Victoires and du Palais Royal. Tour the colourful markets, enjoy the exquisite Tuileries, Monceau, Luxembourg and Montsouris gardens and discover the quintessential Paris. Paris Sketchbook is divided into four parts: North, South, East and West, each section of the city revealing its own character and unveiling its own secrets.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sketches of a Great City 10 Feb 2013
Paris Sketchbook is a delightful collection of watercolour sketches of the City of Light, brought together by insightful descriptions. All of the major attractions are illustrated (Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, etc.) but I found the most satisfying pictures were those of little streets and byways, for example, a delicious picture of a side street in Belleville. A delight in every way.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Paris Sketchbook. 28 Nov 2013
By Janlo
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This was fro a friend's birthday last Tuesday, she goes to Paris a lot and knows it very well, she was very pleased with the lovely sketches.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Paris Fan 17 Nov 2013
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We visit Paris fairly regularly to see family living there and this book is a real pleasure to own and brings back lots of lovely memories of wandering through the streets admiring the buildings.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a must-have coffee table book 28 Jun 2013
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Lovely water-colour illustrations along with informative script on different parts of Paris. Not a guide book but a joy to own.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love Paris in the Springtime--and in this book! 5 July 2002
By Joanna Daneman - Published on Amazon.com
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I love three things: Watercolors, books and Paris. Author Mary Kelly and Fabrice Moireau teamed up to make the most delicious book on Paris that I have seen yet. Yes, I exclaimed "Ooo-la-la" when I opened this to a random page, but forgive me for the cliche. This book is magnificient in every way.
I first travelled to Paris in 1976, then a number of times thereafter, lately last May 2001. Each time, I strive to capture the essence of this wonderful city, and aside from a few character sketches, I don't have much success. This book is everything I wanted to take back from Paris in addition to some wonderful memories.
The format is a longer-than-wide book with excellent paper. The text is accompanied by good-sized watercolors and pencilled notes. It looks as if you are holding the actual sketchbook. The colors are very true; I do watercolors myself and I can tell you that the pages look as if the washes were just laid down. The look is fresh and really, it is stunning.
If you love France, Paris, art, watercolors, travel, you will love this book. I treasure it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous Illustrations, Wonderful Gift Idea 28 Nov 2002
By "50cent-haircut" - Published on Amazon.com
If you've been to Paris at all, you'll recall some of the street corners and landmarks in this sketchbook. But if you haven't been there, these elegant and intimate illustrations done by Moireau will trigger your fantasy about the wonderful city. There is a plethora of competent guide/travel books about Paris with lots of pictures and photographs, but none capture the whimsy of the place like this book does. Mary Kelly's narrative asides complement the illustrations unobtrusively. Once again, Moireau's poetic portraits of the various areas of the city are a marvel to behold; I could really see the love this artist had for the city. The book also has a nice flow to it, so as you move through the book to the end, you feel as though you've taken a nice, slow walk through the Parisian streets. A lovely book.
23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Paris Sketch Book 29 Jan 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
For anyone who has been to Paris and love the city this book is for you. The watercolured sketches are staggeringly beautiful and the text is a bonus. The texture of the book itself of heavy, faux-canvas paper has a wonderful feel and look.For what you get the price is very reasonable
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully captures the City of Light 16 Jun 2007
By Z Hayes - Published on Amazon.com
Fabrice Moireau's watercolors and sketches bring the City of Light to life, and vividly captures the atmospheric city with its teeming cafe life, historic buildings, and new constructions. The book is divided into several segments covering the historic center, Northern Paris, Eastern Paris, Southern Paris, Western Paris, and the Gazetteer provides additional information of some of the prominent buildings featured. Moireau's paintings and sketches are accompanied by Mary Kelly's impressions of Paris, and both perspectives provide a wonderfully warm portrait of the City of Light.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars CORRECTED REVIEW Paris Souvenir 22 May 2004
By Marvin Steinmetz - Published on Amazon.com
A "Paris Sketchbook," captures Paris superbly. Walk again down the streets of Paris, sit in a cafe, or in a paris garden, or wonder again at Paris buildings and architecture. It is all there and captured beautifully my Mary Kelly's precise and spiritual prose, with Fabrice Moireau's water colors of Paris. The pictures and prose combine to be more like a musical piece, one reads and then "hums" like a tune from time to time. If one is looking for that special gift or souvenir of Paris, this is it. Enjoy Paris again and again, or tanalize those who plan a visit to Paris.
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