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Even those who think they know Paris will be surprised and delighted by this captivating book, written and illustrated by two experts in the art of discovering the hidden Paris. In the course of his life Denis Tillinac has sought out the unspoilt courtyards, old-fashioned café s, and elegant parks which keep Parisians in touch with their rich literary and artistic past.
Hardcover, 136 pages
Published January 15th 1997 by Flammarion
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What a touching book. Remembering Paris is a luminous and faintly poignant memoir of growing up, leaving, and finally living in the Paris of the not too distant past, told exactly as one might stroll through its known and hidden places. What lifts it far above the usual picture book with evocative captions is the art, all paintings made in quiet light by Andre Renoux, usually set in winter and made timeless by being shorn of pedestrians and traffic; and the artful translation by David Howell, il ...more