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on 7 January 2013
This hefty book is a stunning visual history of Paris, captured over the past 160 year by some of history's most famous photographers, from Daguerre to Helmut Newton. The 500 photos, most of them black-and-white, show the transformation of the Paris landscape and the monumental events of the city's past, from the Paris Commune of 1871, the building of the Eiffel Tower to the riots of May 1968. It also captures more intimate moments: scenes of everyday life in streets, cafes, nightclubs and artists' ateliers. The book's editor, Jean Claude Gautrand, is one of France's leading experts on photography. He spent three and a half years deep in the city's archives, libraries and private collections, searching for the images for this book. This book, published by Taschen, is part of a series of visual portraits of the World's greatest cities, other books are dedicated to New York and Los Angeles, with London expected soon.
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on 30 October 2014
Truly beautiful photographs telling the story of Paris from the first days of the camera. Full of insights into the social history of the Parisians as well as fantastic insights into the evolution of the city we know today eg the stages of building the Eiffel Tower. It made a brilliant present for someone who has only just fallen in love with Paris and wants to get to know it better.
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on 22 August 2014
A huge book, full of wonderful photographs beautifully reproduced. I have several photo collections of Paris, and this is the grand-daddy of them all. It really IS a big book; think lying on the carpet or settling back into a comfortable armchair with Ravel or Debussy playing in the background. Oh, and by the way, the book is very BIG.
Well recommended.
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on 30 January 2014
This book is a fine illustrated and written coverage of Paris from 1800 to the present days. I enjoyed it a lot.
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on 9 May 2012
Excellent example of a hard back taschen book ideal for the coffee table , the pictures are superb ! With very interesting narrative
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on 9 February 2015
Astonishing value and such excellent quality of content and print.
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on 2 February 2012
Wonderful book, with a beautiful photography for lovers of Paris ''ville lumiere''.
A collection of images to consult without moderation.
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on 17 June 2013
The book has got excellent pictures which I like & also the pull out regarding how the Eiffell Tower was constructed
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on 26 February 2015
My son loved this book which I purchased as a Christmas present.
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