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Paris from the Ground Up by James H.S. McGregor
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Sep 02, 11

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bookshelves: art-design, city-living, history, paris, travel
Read from August 06 to September 02, 2011

I love the beginnings of things-- ancient history, early poetry, early painting and sculpture-- and thus the beginning of this book, with the first stirrings of Paris, the earliest peoples, structures, and places in modern Paris where you can still see vestiges of these, was a real treat. If you are interested in the city-- the geography, history, architecture, character-- this is a real find. The author lost me when he began describing painting after painting in the Louvre in detail with no photo illustrations, and I skimmed the rest. But I'll re-read the first part before going to Paris again, and find my way to special places revealed.

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