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Unexpected Paris : A Contemporary Portrait (Hardcover)

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This book captures every aspect of Paris and its inhabitants: urban acrobats take to the streets, a sandaled nun crosses the capital on a city bike, extravagant partygoers strike memorable silhouettes during gay pride, children frolic in city fountains on a steamy summer day, and aging friends enjoy an aperitif at Les Deux Magots. The Parisian landscape is illuminated through photographs of the snow-covered Canal Saint-Martin at night, the Ferris wheel at the Place de la Concorde, a balloon launch at the July Column, and a Bastille Day aerial parade of military planes leaving ribbons of blue, white, and red smoke in their wake. Rare glimpses behind the scenes include a table set for intimate dining in the Salon des Ambassadeurs at the presidential Élysée Palace, the empty stage at the Opéra Comique, and a taxidermist at work at the natural history museum. From amateur fashionistas strutting their stuff to tourists posing with masterpieces in the Louvre to miniature dogs in miniature coats, this is an authentic portrait of Paris today.
Number of Pages: 327
Genre: Photography, Travel
Sub-Genre: Subjects + Themes / Regional, Europe / France, Photoessays + Documentaries
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Random House Inc
Language: English
Street Date: November 24, 2015
TCIN: 50101098
UPC: 9782080202376
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-1932
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