Item description for Parisiennes: A Celebration of French Women by Louise Lalaunie Rogers...
Divided by theme into chapters, this light-hearted and nostalgic romp through 20th-century Paris creates a beautiful history of the world's most romantic city and its exceptional women. This collection of one hundred and thirty duotone photographs captures the essence of the Parisian femme fatale. All of the great French photographers from the late 1930s through the 1960s are featured, including Robert Doisneau, Brassaï, Willy Ronis, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Edouard Boubat, Jean-Philippe Charbonnier, Sabine Weiss, and many more. The photographs reveal Parisian women and all of their glorious facets: from the love-struck waif strolling along the banks of the Seine to the belles of the neighborhood balls flushed from their raucous dance moves, from no-nonsense career girls to flirty neighbors. Chanel-clad locals and runway models alike showcase the glamour of the fashion and haute-couture world with inimitable style. One chapter pays homage to the courageous women who battled for justice in World War II, the Resistance, the Liberation, and the revolts of May 1968, including role models such as philosopher and writer Simone de Beauvoir and journalist and playwright Marguerite Dumas. The Parisiennes featured here go to work, ride bikes, pose seductively, smile coyly, and are all devastatingly irresistible.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 9.75" Height: 12.75" Weight: 4.3 lbs.
Release Date Oct 23, 2007
ISBN 2080300377 ISBN13 9782080300379
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More About Louise Lalaunie Rogers
Mireille Guiliano, a former chief executive at LVMH (Veuve Clicquot), is "the high priestess of French lady wisdom" ("USA Today"). She is the author of "French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasure, " the number 1 "The New York Times Bestseller "in the US. It has been translated into 37 languages. Mireille has appeared on "The Today Show," CBS' "The Early Show," NBC's "Dateline," "Oprah," CNN, among many national broadcasts, and has been profiled in "The New York Times," "USA Today," "Time," "Newsweek," "People," "Business Week," "More," "Travel & Leisure," "Food & Wine" and dozens of other publications, and she is the author of French Women for All Seasons, Women, Work & The Art of Savoir Faire, and The French Women Don't Get Fat Cookbook.
Reviews - What do customers think about Parisiennes: A Celebration of French Women?
Charming as parisiennes Apr 29, 2008
I find this book fabulous. Pictures are beautiful, all of them in b/w and most of them of anonymous women, the proof of how french women (particularly parisiennes) are charming without the need of artificial effects such as money or marketing-made. They are rebels, mothers, lovers, elegants, self concious, self confidents, etc. But I think, that what is more important, they are very literate. They are always reading, writting.... To sum up, my favorite part of the book are the quotes by writters, philosophers... about women, and parisiennes. But I must say, the original edition in french est plus charmante...
You really can't "judge a book by it's cover" Apr 15, 2008
Perhaps it's my oversight in not checking the publication date of this book. I thought it would share more of the easy style and elegance of the French throughout history. The pictures, although many, were dated from 20's - 40's with a sprinkle of 50's style. I was hoping to see more of a range of pictures and fashion. The photography is done well and cover is stylish, but the book does not evoke any feeling of elegance within the pages......have not felt compelled to read through yet.