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Bridges of Paris

4.79  ·  Rating details ·  33 ratings  ·  23 reviews
Now on sale at! The ideal gift: an award winning, large-format coffee table book, with over 350 original color photographs, which casts new illumination on the City of Light. The famous love-locks of Paris, are portrayed at the peek of their glory, along with stunning portraits of each bridge and intimate riverside moments. Discover the unique history of every b ...more
Hardcover, Premier Edition, 280 pages
Published May 1st 2015 by Citron Bay Press
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M.M. Hudson
May 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was so shocked when I received this book. It was incredibly huge, this is not your everyday coffee table book! However, I was not in the least disappointed. First of all, who does not like Paris and the romance of the city. I know I do and hope to visit there some day.

I loved that the author immersed himself in the culture by photographing something that most people would not think to photograph, the bridges. The photos were incredibly vibrant and drew me in to the scenes of each one. He capti
Kim Justice
Jun 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: all my readers
Shelves: reviewed
My first reaction when opening this book was "WOW!" Seriously, the front cover it self is so pretty that I would pick up this book just for it. As you might be able to tell the book is a long side was book.

When I was given the opportunity to review this I was not expecting much to be honest. I have looked at several coffee table type books and for me I was not impressed enough to buy any with the exception of possible two or three. For one I do not have a great place to display them as well as
Rhiannon Johnson
May 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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I loved this book immediately because I love the new cooking show Luke Nguyen's France. Luke is always walking and cooking along, under, and on top of bridges throughout France. Although I have never been to France, photos of the city make me swoon and this book is no exception. As a book blogger, I constantly have books on my coffee table and scattered about, but none have caught the attention of so many guests as much as Bridges
Jul 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The day I received the large package that contained this gorgeous coffee table book, we oohed and aahed the minute we opened the package and began looking through this impressive book. The 14 X 9.5 inch book is large, heavy, and filled with 355 original stunning photographs of the 37 bridges of Paris from different positions and times of day. All the photos are in full color. If you've never been to Paris before, like me, you are going to want to hop on a plane after reading this book and enjoyi ...more
Create With Joy
May 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Are you a budding or professional photographer who enjoys perusing the photographs of other artists to see what you can glean from their craft?

Are you a seasoned or arm-chair traveler who has a love and passion for Paris and would like to see a side of the city from an unusual perspective?

Do architecture, history and culture fascinate you?

If so, then Bridges Of Paris by Michael Saint James is a book that you will want to add to your library!

Bridges Of Paris isn't an ordinary book: it's a large-f
Lori L (She Treads Softly)
Apr 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Bridges of Paris by Michael Saint James is a very highly recommended absolutely gorgeous collection of 355 photographs in a large format coffee table book. Everyone who has walked through my living room has been totally enraptured for weeks by the photographs in this book.

Michael Saint James includes all the information and organization I could possibly wish for along with the photos. You need to visit his website for a taste of the book, photos, and the list of bridges. He opens with an introdu
Bluerose's  Heart
Apr 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Warning! This book will give you the travel bug!

I've never traveled outside my little Southern world, and most of the time I'm okay with that. I'm baffled how planes stay in the sky, and I'm terrified of them. Why on earth would I want to get on one?! ;) Every once in awhile, though, I get the urge to travel out of my little cocoon and see the world. Bridges of Paris gave me that urge. It made me dream of seeing the beauty up close and in person one day. As I was admiring the book one night, m
Jul 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Bridges come alive through the camera lens of photographer Michael Saint James in his recent coffee table book release, BRIDGES OF PARIS.

This beautiful book begins with a two-page illustration map layout of Paris giving readers an overview of where all the featured bridges are located. The bridges are listed in four categories: Island Bridges, Palace Bridges, Downstream Bridges, and Upstream Bridges. There is also a Map of Paris index and a bibliography about the author/photographer.

This elegant
Pat | Posting For Now
Nov 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I am very happy to have this amazing hardcover book, Bridges of Paris by Michael Saint James for review and to offer a giveaway contest (via iRead Book Tours). This is a beautiful, large ( 14" x 9.5", 280 page) color photographic collection featuring the 37 bridges that cross the Seine River in Paris. An integral part of these photographs are the surrounding landscapes, tourists and Parisians.

During his one year sojourn to Paris, author, Michael Saint James, captures multiple images of each brid
Jun 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book is amazing! The photography is gorgeous, the colors... fabulous, everything about this book is absolutely stunning! The quality of the book is superb. This book arrived this morning and I literally could not put it down from the second I opened the cover. This is the most beautiful book I have ever owned!

I visited Paris last summer and really enjoyed seeing the beautiful bridges along the Seine River. This book captures the essence of Paris perfectly! If you have had the chance to visi
Debra Schoenberger
Apr 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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I’ve been to Paris over a dozen times but, after reading Michael Saint James’ book Bridges of Paris, I now realize how much I’ve missed.

Michael and his wife spent a year in Paris learning French and exploring the different sets of bridges (there are over 300!) As a result, he was able to showcase the bridges during different times of the day and seasons.

His book is separated into sections, according to where the bridges are located in Paris, i.e. island bridges, palace bridges, downstream bridge
Jun 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Bridges of Paris is an amazing pictorial adventure of some of the most beautiful structures in Paris. The images captured within this beautifully hard bound book are of quality that many desire to hang in their own homes as pieces of exquisite art. One of my absolute favorite aspects of this book is the history that the author provides about each bridge. He also describes the activity that takes place on the bridges and is able to even capture some of this within his photos. The explanation that ...more
Linda Diaz
Sep 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A treasure awaits you of the most spectacular photos of bridges in the City of Lights! Although, as I discovered, the real meaning behind the “City of Lights.” If it were possible, I would dive into these pages that illuminate the soul. The author has allowed us to witness his love affair with Paris.

It was an enjoyment to read about the history behind these famous and some not quite so famous bridges. My favorite bridge is the “Pont Du Carrousel.” The architectural design has been deemed “old-fa
Leone (She Reads too Much Romance)
One thing is for certain, James clearly made me fall in love with Paris all over again with his brilliant, masterful, digital photographs of the Parisian architecture.

Just when I thought I couldn't possibly fall more in love with Paris, I do. This book is not only beautiful, but it is of pure heart. As I flipped through the pages I could feel James's enthusiasm and love for the city's bridges and I will never at Paris the same way again.

The book itself is flawless. I loved the overly, large size
Jul 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Amazing book about the bridges of Paris! At first glance "Bridges of Paris" looks like a book of nothing but pictures, but don't let that fool you it's filled with information about the 37 bridges over the Seine. I was thrilled to see the insert about each bridge (the length and when it was built) it's just a nice tidbit of information to have access to. This book gives you just enough information about each bridge to peak your curiosity. My favorite bridge that was showcased in this book hands ...more
May 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.

Bridges of Paris is a beautiful coffee table book that is a tribute to the bridges in Paris. I had no idea there are so many and that they’re all so different!

I could tell that the author put his heart into this book. Not only are there gorgeous photos of the bridges and the scenery around them, including pedestrians, but at the beginning he explains how this book came about and there is a history of bridges in Paris.

Along with the photos
Jul 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Bridges of Paris makes for a beautiful coffee table book. The book is solid and has a lovely cover. The contents include historical information on the bridges and rivers of France and specifically Paris, such as information on bridges build in the middle ages, the renaissance, etc. as well as the photographer’s own experiences in Paris taking the photographs. The real stars of the book, though, are the pictures. Saint James pictures are wonderful, and captures the bridges, the surrounding touris ...more
Phyllis Krall
Jul 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received this magnificent book from Goodreads in exchange for an honest review. It contains the most beautiful photographs of 37 bridges in Paris, along with a history of each bridge. Included in the book is a map of Paris that shows the location of the bridges.
The author's photographs capture the beauty of the bridges during changing seasons and different times of the day.
Through these pictures the reader will appreciate bridges in a different way and realize that they are not just thorough
Katrina Roets
Apr 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Normally, I veer away from large, cumbersome books. They don't fit nicely on the shelf and quite often, they're not something that I want sitting on my coffee table long term. This book completely defied all of my normal "rules" and before I knew it, I was lost in Paris. I've never been there, but I'm a lover of architecture and of history and this book combines both of them into one marvelous volume. With over 350 beautiful photos, I found that I couldn't put the book down. I couldn't wait to s ...more
Jul 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received this book though first-reads in exchange for an honest review.

This book is beautiful! I was surprised when it arrived in the mail to find that it is huge and contains tons of gorgeous photographs of Paris. The accompanying text was informative as well as intriguing. I enjoyed this book very much!
VERDICT: Gorgeous coffee table book on Paris that will both delight your guests and teach them lots of fascinating facts on Paris history.

see my full review. It also contains a gorgeous trailer that will give you a good idea:
John Morrison
Aug 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I won this book through the giveaways. It is an awesome book. Beautiful photography in a huge book.
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Michael Saint James has over 30 years experience as a photographer, educator and world traveler. He is an expert speaker on Impressionist art and has taught art to both college and elementary school students. Michael has visited 48 countries, Antarctica and lived in Japan, Cyprus, Jerusalem and Paris. He is an award-winning book designer and self-publishing consultant.

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