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Paris from the Ground Up by James H.S. McGregor
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Aug 06, 2011

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bookshelves: art-design, city-living, history, paris, travel

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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Reading Progress

August 6, 2011 – Started Reading
August 6, 2011 – Shelved
August 8, 2011 –
page 53
August 11, 2011 –
page 113
August 31, 2011 –
page 180
September 2, 2011 – Shelved as: art-design
September 2, 2011 – Shelved as: city-living
September 2, 2011 – Shelved as: history
September 2, 2011 – Shelved as: paris
September 2, 2011 – Shelved as: travel
September 2, 2011 – Finished Reading

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