Item description for Living In Paris (New Edition) by Jose Alvarez & Christian Sarramon...
Overview A revised addition to the Living In series shows and describes the gardens, boulevards, museums, monuments, and parks of Paris, and includes interiors of homes decorated in various styles.
Publishers Description From the Eiffel Tower to Notre Dame, the Place de la Concorde to Montmartre, life in Paris is charged with elegance—from private homes and the varied architectural styles along its boulevards, to the quays of the Seine, winding streets, cosy bistros, and intimate restaurants. Gardens, including the Luxembourg and the Tuileries, provide an outdoor paradise in the heart of the city. Lavishly illustrated, Living in Paris includes an extensive guide to the capitol's best addresses; it is an inspiring resource for anyone who has strolled along the streets or dreamed of visiting the City of Lights. José Alvarez, founding publisher of Éditions du Regard, is a specialist in art, decorative arts, and twentieth-century architecture. He contributes regularly to art and decorative arts journals.Christian Sarramon, photographer, has published numerous books with Flammarion including Provence Style, Living in Provence, Living in Paris, Gardens in Normandy, and The Book of Roses. Nicolas Bruant, photographer, specializes in interior design, architecture, travel and wildlife.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 9.75" Height: 10" Weight: 3.4 lbs.
Release Date Sep 5, 2006
ISBN 2080304232 ISBN13 9782080304230
Reviews - What do customers think about Living In Paris (New Edition)?
The Next Best Thing to Being There Feb 13, 2007
Beautifully illustrated, this book takes you on a well organised journey through the main districts of Paris but also informs on a differnent asthetic level such as the essential spirit of this city as seen through its architecture and its culture. The grande old history from the baroque and ancient regieme onwards is elegantly sought out with a particularly interesting chapter containing old master craftsmen at their trades and where you might find them. This is a book that you can simiply sit down with and devour in a glutonous way. I found this book, when sitting in one of those well heeled, and gracious bookshops, that sell good coffee and deadly cakes! Long story short - this site to the rescue and I am now enjoying the glories of it's pages right from my armchair. For anyone who plans to visit Paris (like myself)and/or anyone who loves things of days gone by, and wants to do so in thier mind.... give this a look. It's cheaper than an airfare and nearly as good.
Armchair and Reality Paris Jun 7, 2006
I bought this book when it first came out, as a friend was leaving that very day to go to Paris. It kept me going until I was able to make my first visit in 2003. I have made two more visits since then.
I still go back to it and tell friends about it. It is one of the best photographed Paris books that I own. It brings you and your armchair right into the best of it...and allows you to savor the beauty. Voila!!!
Ah Paris Apr 25, 2001
I'm surprised the other reviewer only gave this 3 stars. I think the photograghy is sumptuous and the text is quite lovely. These are the spots I remember and go back to in my imagination.
It's The Pictures, After All Dec 16, 1999
The photographs within these covers are gorgeous - it's a perfect souvenir of Paris. In fact, if you buy this, you can think about leaving your camera at home. The text, translated from the French (original title 'Art de Vivre a Paris') is a bit gushy, and you might wonder, as I did, how much has indeed been lost in the reinterpretation. Never mind. Living In Paris has been in and out of print, so when it's available, get it! It's still cheaper than taking 5 rolls of your own shots to the Fotomat. And these are the pictures you'll wish you had taken.