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Title:
One thousand buildings of Paris
Author:
Brockmann, Jorg.
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Publication Information:
New York : Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers : Distributed by Workman Pub., [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
575 pages : illustrations, maps ; 32 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781579123161
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Perhaps the most picturesque of all international cities, Paris is the quintessential walker's paradise, with architectural delights down every winding street. It is the city of the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe, of the Louvre and Monmartre. But, within its 20 concentric arrondissements are many surprises too, from glass office towers to jewel-box mansions to massive public buildings. The monuments, private houses, museums, hotels, and myriad other structures that make up the widely various neighborhoods of Paris have been captured here as never before, by photographers Jorg Brockmann and James Driscoll.

Each of the 1,000 photographs is accompanied by detailed and informative text recounting the history, significance, and the current state of each building. There are also neighborhood maps and fascinating sidebars and appendices, all adding up to an unprecedented view of a uniquely beautiful city that has captivated the imagination of world travelers for centuries.


Author Notes

Kathy Borrus is the former buyer of the Smithsonian Institution. Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post , The Boston Globe , and other publications. She lives in Washington, DC.
Jorg Brockmann's photographs have appeared in American and European newspapers and magazines and have been exhibited in group and solo shows in the United States, Switzerland, Italy, and France. He currently lives in Geneva, Switzerland.
James Driscoll is a self-taught freelance photographer. He lives in New York City.