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Curiosities Of Paris: An Idiosyncratic Guide To Overlooked Delights... Hidden In Plain Sight

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  •  Curiosities Of Paris: An Idiosyncratic Guide To Overlooked Delights... Hidden In Plain Sight
    Title: Curiosities Of Paris: An Idiosyncratic Guide To Overlooked Delights... Hidden In Plain Sight
    Author: LESBROS DOMINIQUE
    Format: PAPERBACK
    Publication date: 28/08/2017
    Imprint: NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS
    Price: $40.00
    Publishing status: Active

    This absorbing compendium is an essential addition to the library of the armchairatraveler and flOneur alike. Lavishly illustrated with 800 color photographs, thisafact-packed treasury leads readers through the streets of Paris and, by pointingaout unique locations and architectural oddities, as well as utilitarian objects whoseafunctions have long been obscured with the passage of time, reveals a previouslyaunnoticed city. Organized by subject-fountains and wells; centuries-old shop signs; vestiges ofawars and ancient Egypt; hotels of legend; civic measurement devices; traces ofarites and superstitions; remarkable trees; sundials and meridians; equestrian Paris;aromantic ruins; unusual tombs, stairways, and passageways; religious relics; mosaics;apublic barometers and thermometers; and hundreds more urban elements andaanachronisms-this delightful guide deepens the reader's knowledge and appreciationaof Paris through the centuries. In the introduction to her unusual encyclopedia of the Parisian streetscape, DominiqueaLesbros writes, oa city is nothing if not a vast cabinet of curiosities.o Entrez!aThe book also includes three themed walks (along the city's ancient walls, in theasteps of Quasimodo, and through the French Revolution), as well as an index ofastreet names.

    ISBN: 9781681371108
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