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Paris: Portrait of a City
Composed of a sequence of images punctuated by a series of essays which explore Paris through its architectural features and materials, this book focuses on both famous landmarks and lesser-known, anonymous buildings.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published August 26th 1999 by Phaidon Press
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I love little books like this. Ones that give you a quick glimpse into a far away place. One that you don't feel obligated to pick up every night, but just every once in a while. This book is escapism at its best. Each small page is overcome with the architectural details of some building or adornment. Each one, representing some part of Paris's long history from the middle ages up until just about yesterday, beautiful in its own right. Each detail is accompanied with a caption (though you often ...more