This delightful book revisits the life and times of one of the world’s great capitals. With photos and short vignettes the author traces Paris’ major events dating from Haussmann rebuilding Paris to the Belle Epoque to the city’s occupation and liberation to the May 1968 student movement.
The book explores the rise of this seductive city, through a collection of extraordinary historic photographs from international archives such as the legendary Roger-Viollet Agency. It follows the people, places, and historic events that shaped the development of modern Paris in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Iconic landmarks, scenes of daily life, and unique and rare moments are presented in hundreds of historic photographs, revealing a rich portrait of the urban masterpiece that is Paris.
This coffee table book would be an excellent gift for that friend who once lived in Paris… or those who dream of it. For as Ernest Hemingway once said ” If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.”