Author(s): Max Derhy
Explored through the eyes of photographer Max Derhy in over 900 evocative images, and interspersed with apercus and anecdotes of those who have lived in and loved the city, this is a unique guide to Paris. Starting at Point Zero, at the foot of Notre Dame, and followed by a map of the metro and suburban train network, the book takes you on a virtual tour of the city and its environs, accompanied by commentaries by the likes of Paul Auster, Henry Miller, Michel Houellebecq, Baudelaire, Stendhal, Zoe Valdes and Sonia Rykiel. From traditional landmarks, through parks and gardens, markets, shops and restaurants, to quirky details and lesser known arrondissements, each photograph is clearly labelled with its exact location. A listings section at the end of the book gives details of major hotels, restaurants, cafes, bars and nightclubs, as well as flea markets, department stores, auction houses and museums. This is the Paris you know and love and the Paris still waiting to be discovered.
Over 900 colour photographs; Texts by Christine Angot, Louis Aragon, Paul Auster, Honore de Balzac, Walter Benjamin, Juan Carlos Botero, Edouard Boubat, Claire Bretecher, Jean-Paul Caracalla, Blaise Cendrars, Maurice Chevalier, Jean-Paul Clebert, Jean Cocteau, Bertrand Delanoe, Virginie Despetntes, Robert Doisneau, Alain Ducasse, Jean Dutourd, Leon-Paul Fargue, Ines de la Fressange, Jacques Garcia, Anna Guvalda, Karen Elizabeth Gordon, Julien Green, Sacha Guitry, Andre Hardellet, Ernest Hemingway, Eric Holder, Michel Houellebecq, Victor Hugo, Marcel Jouhandeau, Alphone Karr, Marc Lambron, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Le Corbusier, Henry Miller, Donald Grant Mitchell, Patrick Modiano, Henry de Montherlant, Paul Morand, Jacques Offenbach, Georges Perec, Raymond Queneau, Jules Renard, Sonia Rykiel, George Sand, Alain Schifres, Francois Simon, Stendhal, Michel Tournier, Zoe Valdes