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One Thousand Buildings Of Paris

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ISBN : 1579123163
Genre : Photography
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Features photographs, history, and anecdotes of one thousand Paris buildings, and includes keyed maps of each building's neighborhood.
Category: Photography


Author : Anthony Sutcliffe
ISBN : 0300068867
Genre : Architecture
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In this extensively illustrated work, one of Paris' leading historians links the beauty of the city to its harmonious architecture, the product of a powerful tradition of classical design running from the Renaissance through the 20th century.
Category: Architecture

The Architecture Of Paris

Author : Andrew Ayers
ISBN : 393069896X
Genre : Architecture
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Over 300 buildings of the last 2000 years are presented.
Category: Architecture

The Paris Architect

Author : Charles Belfoure
ISBN : 9781402284328
Genre : Fiction
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The New York Times Bestseller! "A beautiful and elegant account of an ordinary man's unexpected and reluctant descent into heroism during the second world war." —Malcolm Gladwell An extraordinary novel about a gifted architect who reluctantly begins a secret life devising ingenious hiding places for Jews in World War II Paris, from an author who's been called "an up and coming Ken Follett." (Booklist) In 1942 Paris, gifted architect Lucien Bernard accepts a commission that will bring him a great deal of money and maybe get him killed. But if he's clever enough, he'll avoid any trouble. All he has to do is design a secret hiding place for a wealthy Jewish man, a space so invisible that even the most determined German officer won't find it. He sorely needs the money, and outwitting the Nazis who have occupied his beloved city is a challenge he can't resist. But when one of his hiding spaces fails horribly, and the problem of where to hide a Jew becomes terribly personal, Lucien can no longer ignore what's at stake. The Paris Architect asks us to consider what we owe each other, and just how far we'll go to make things right. Written by an architect whose knowledge imbues every page, this story becomes more gripping with every soul hidden and every life saved.
Category: Fiction

Paris Buildings And Monuments

Author : Michael Poisson
ISBN : 0810943557
Genre : Architecture
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There are many guidebooks to the glorious buildings of Paris, but this one is unique: its author is a trained architect who escorts readers through the City of Lights with his own superbly detailed and beautiful drawings. All 535 monuments and notable buildings presented in Michel Poisson's architectural sketches are seen from the most interesting angles, often those impossible for photographers to capture. And, no parked cars, pedestrian traffic, or billboards block Poisson's views. The book is organized by neighborhood and includes easy-to-follow maps for walking tours. Each drawing is accompanied by informative text. All the major monuments are covered, along with many fascinating but less well-known structures that only a lifelong Parisian like Poisson would know.
Category: Architecture

All Paris

Author : Giovanna Magi
ISBN : 8870091910
Genre : Travel
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Author : Colin Jones
ISBN : 9781440626999
Genre : History
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From the Roman Emperor Julian, who waxed rhapsodic about Parisian wine and figs, to Henry Miller, who relished its seductive bohemia, Paris has been a perennial source of fascination for 2,000 years. In this definitive and illuminating history, Colin Jones walks us through the city that was a plague-infested charnel house during the Middle Ages, the bloody epicenter of the French Revolution, the muse of nineteenth-century Impressionist painters, and much more. Jones’s masterful narrative is enhanced by numerous photographs and feature boxes—on the Bastille or Josephine Baker, for instance—that complete a colorful and comprehensive portrait of a place that has endured Vikings, Black Death, and the Nazis to emerge as the heart of a resurgent Europe. This is a thrilling companion for history buffs and backpack, or armchair, travelers alike.
Category: History