Item description for Paris in 500 photos by Maurice Subervie...
This lavishly illustrated book gives an exhaustive tour of Paris. Every perspective is shown, from the boubuinistes on the quays of the Seine, with their rows of treasured books, to the stairs of Montmartre, crowded with street performers. Café sipping literati relax and people watch. Paris by night is shows the dazzling lights of the Champs Elysees. This chunky paperback gives a far more extensive coverage of Paris than most color photography books on the city.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.5" Width: 5.75" Height: 7.75" Weight: 2.6 lbs.
Release Date Apr 19, 2003
ISBN 2080304267 ISBN13 9782080304261
Reviews - What do customers think about Paris in 500 photos?
quality of pictures is not the best, yet the composition is pretty good Apr 28, 2008
Since this book has pictures taken a long time ago with film, the granulations can be seen and it feels like some of the photos are old. I didnt read it all becouse it was a gift and I didnt had the time but after around 30 minutes I got bored becouse the pictures are not striking and beautiful enough. I am a photographer and that could be making my review a little more demanding but still I feel im being just.
I was deciding between this book and another one with aerial shots from paris and wish I could have selected the other and maybe enjoy a diffent angle even if the pictures were old as well.
Anniversary present Apr 18, 2008
Paris is where my son proposed to his girlfriend. she is now his wife and I sent them this book as a reminder of this most romantic of cities!
A good collection Feb 7, 2008
At 9.5 x 7 inches, this is not a coffee table book. However it is a good photographic study of Paris printed on high quality paper and generally labled with at least the general area the photo was taken. I would recommend this book for first time visitors to Paris. It offers a sound preview, but sadly excruciating little information. Look to guide books for that.
For those who love Paris, a must-buy Sep 15, 2007
I bought this book for $50 simply on the strength of reviews. They're right. Although it's only in paperback - a bad decision by the publisher -the photos are absolutely amazing. The coolest thing about it is that you can tell that the photographer's a Parisian, almost all the photos are of kind of nooks and crannies of Paris and Parisian people; they look like the sorts of sights that only come into view once you've lived a long time there. That's what makes this book so cool though - the photographer has a tremendous eye and feel for the "Frenchness" and "Parisian-ness" that makes Paris arguably the most beautiful city in the world. An absolutely great book!
This book is a must have for the Paris lover! Aug 29, 2005
I love this book so much I almost don't know where to begin. The photographs are so beautiful. I only wished that the book was a hard back because this is a perfect table book. I have many books on Paris and this is one of my favorites. If you love Paris and/or you've been to Paris this book is a must!