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Monumental Paris Hervé Champollion

Monumental Paris

Hervé Champollion

Published September 1st 2011
ISBN : 9780865652774
Hardcover
240 pages
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Spanning the Seine, and spreading out beneath the heights of Montmartre and Montparnasse, Paris is an ideal subject for the panoramic photographer Hervé Champollion, in whom the City of Light has found a talented heir to Paris’s photographicMoreSpanning the Seine, and spreading out beneath the heights of Montmartre and Montparnasse, Paris is an ideal subject for the panoramic photographer Hervé Champollion, in whom the City of Light has found a talented heir to Paris’s photographic tradition. From the Louvre to Notre Dame to the Luxembourg Gardens and the Marais, this new volume presents breathtaking panoramic views of Paris’s famed monuments, imposing churches and abbeys, royal palaces, extravagant mansions, and grand boulevards and bridges. Champollion’s achingly beautiful photographs make it evident that Paris is far more than a collection of historic buildings, 19th-century cast-iron department stores, and public squares- its numerous parks, gardens, canals, and secret waterways make Paris one of the most verdant cities in Europe. From the Palais Royal to the famed brasseries to the Eiffel Tower, this limited edition, which comes with a signed print, makes age-old Paris shine anew.Praise for Monumental Paris:Redesign your coffee table for this extraordinary tribute to the gardens, rooftops, shops, restaurants, churches, waterways and neoclassical architecture of the worlds most beautiful city. De Tocquevilles excellent captions are wisely grouped at the end, leaving Champollions pictures free to seduce the heart. -Minneapolis Star-TribuneMonumental Paris makes the best argument for the printed book this season. Your computer cant touch it, especially when double gatefolds expand to stunning vistas, 72 inches wide, of the worlds most beautiful city. . . .Rich and colorful facades of old and familiar places, like the Louvre and Notre Dame, unfold alongside newer treasures, like the national library and the Cinematheque Francaise, both from the 1990s. --Denver Post[Give] the eye-popping, muscle-building Monumental Paris by Herve Champollion and Aude de Tocqueville, a 1-by-1 1/2 foot collection of more than 200 panoramic images of the City of Lights delights, and theres no telling what kind of gratitude youre likely to get. --The Seattle Times