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Paris revisited
Culliford, Alison.
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Publication Information:
London : Pavilion, [2003]

Physical Description:
288 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
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Produced in association with Orient Express.
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DC707 .C85 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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This photographic guide offers a glimpse of the classic and contemporary delights of Paris. A narrative on the city offers local knowledge and quotes from artists and writers who are associated with the city. A useful directory of addresses is included.

Author Notes

Alison Culliford started her career at Conde Nast and National Magazines working on interior design titles. Since then she has been deputy editor of British Airways' Business Life magazine and has worked as a freelance travel writer. She moved to Paris in 2001 and now works for Time Out. An aficionado of Parisian lifestyle, she spends her time reviewing restaurants, films, theatre and exhibitions, and enjoying Paris' vibrant arts scene
Jonathan Perugia began his career in India in 1992. Since then he has photographed in cities the world over. In 1998 he moved to Indonesia to shoot for the Associated Press. He has conducted photographic workshops and exhibitions with children in conflict in Indonesia and helped produce a book of their work as co-founder of a small NGO called A Child's Eye

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Publisher's Weekly Review

This lovely tribute to Paris is a cross between a helpful travel guide and a lavishly illustrated coffee-table book. With 150 color and b&w photos and ample text, the book covers culture, architecture, shopping, dining, partying and other aspects of Parisian life. Culliford, a Paris resident working for Time Out, introduces readers to a glamorous, elegant Paris, one characterized by little-known ateliers where shoppers can find reproductions of Louis XIV furniture; theatrically decorated and lit bars and clubs on the Elysees and Faubourg St-Honore; and small museums such as the Musee Edith Piaf and the Musee du Crystal Baccarat. Although it does not detail hotels or other accommodations, the book does share a section on "coming back," which suggests courses for Paris connoisseurs to take, a tour of booklovers' Paris and an overview of "unsung neighborhoods," such as the 20th arrondissement, home to Pere Lachaise cemetery, the Buttes-Chaumont park and the Cite Hermitage, a cul-de-sac of artists' studios. (Feb. 1) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 14
Introductionp. 16
1 Architecturep. 42
Churchesp. 44
Marais Mansionsp. 46
Revolution and Rebirthp. 48
Modern Parisp. 50
Living and Working in Parisp. 52
2 Culturep. 80
A Night at the Operap. 82
Exploring the Louvrep. 84
The Cinemap. 86
Treasurehouses of Paris Lifep. 88
Paris and the Avant-Gardep. 90
3 Retail Indulgencep. 112
The Great Age of Shoppingp. 114
Les Bonnes Adressesp. 116
Covered Passagewaysp. 118
Brocantes and the Pucesp. 120
The Secret Ateliers of Parisp. 122
4 Gastronomic Pleasuresp. 144
The Creme De la Cremep. 146
Paris' Best Restaurantsp. 148
Brasseries and Bistrosp. 150
A Perfect Food Dayp. 152
Marketsp. 154
Cafe Lifep. 156
5 Seasonal Highlightsp. 178
The Collectionsp. 180
Sporting Eventsp. 182
Saints and Sinnersp. 184
The Circusp. 186
The Foodie Calenderp. 188
6 After Darkp. 210
Cocktails at the Ritzp. 212
Jazz in Parisp. 216
Hot Spotsp. 218
Cabaretp. 220
Where to Dancep. 222
7 Coming Backp. 242
Courses for Connoisseursp. 244
Booklovers' Parisp. 246
Unsung Neighbourhoodsp. 248
Paris for Loversp. 252
Directoryp. 266
Picture Captionsp. 280
Acknowledgementsp. 288