Art & Architecture: Paris

Art & Architecture: Paris

Language: English
Layout: more than 350 illustrations, four-color throughout, softcover with flaps
Pages: 480
Size: 14,6 x 16,3 cm/6,38 x 5,75 inches

Price: 9,95 €
9,99 £
14,99 $

ISBN: 978-3-8480-0979-4
Paris is one of the artistic capitals of Europe. For centuries the city has produced, and been home to, countless artists and artistic movements. This volume will help you find the best examples of each period in the city’s museums and architecture.
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Art & Architecture: Berlin
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Art & Architecture: Florence
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Art & Architecture: Louvre
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Table of Contents

A voyage in time – from Lutetia to La Défense
Paris and its surrounding area (roadmap)
Paris – facts and figures (with opening times and a stroll through other museums)

Île de la Cité and Quais de la Seine
Palais de Justice and Sainte-Chapelle
Henri IV – “Good King Henry” or “the gallant Green”
Quasimodo lives – Victor Hugo and the rebirth of the Middle Ages
Hôtel de Ville
The Académie Française – the language police on the Seine
Musée d’Orsay in the Gare d’Orsay

The Historical Axis – from the Louvre to La Défense
The Louvre Palace
Visiting the Louvre – past and present
Lutetia Parisiorum – the favorite model of photographers and film directors
Cardillac’s “unrivaled” jewelry – a detective story
Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
Travel and Wonder – A Showcase of New Worlds in Paris during the Second Empire
Place de la Concorde and La Madeleine
Fashion – naturally
La Défense

From Opéra Garnier to the Pompidou Center
Opéra Garnier
An epoch rebuilds – the “transformation of Paris” during the Second Empire
Paris arcades and covered passages (with map)
The Comédie Française – from court theater to national theater
Palais Royal
Les Halles – the Belly of Paris
The Pompidou Center/Musée National d’Art Moderne (Museum of Modern Art)

Le Marais and the Quartier des Archives
Hôtels in Le Marais (with map)
Hôtel Salé / Musée Picasso
A walk through the Jewish side of Paris
Place des Vosges
Place de la Bastille and Opéra de Paris
Enlightenment and revolution – Paris ablaze

From the Latin Quarter to Montparnasse
Hôtel de Cluny / Musée National du Moyen Age
The University of Paris in the Middle Ages – Rise and fall of an intellectual center
Between physics and metaphysics – Foucault’s pendulum
Jardin and Palais du Luxembourg
“America is my home, but Paris is where I feel at home” – the American scene on the Left Bank”
The Prince of Saint-Germain-des-Prés – the life and times of Boris Vian

Around the Eiffel Tower
Hôtel des Invalides and the Église du Dôme
Musée Rodin (ground plan p.320)
The Eiffel Tower
Palais de Chaillot
Past and identity – Eugène Viollet-le-Duc and the Musée des Monuments Français
Palais de Tokyo / Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
Dark times – occupation and resistance 1940 –1944
Musée Guimet / Musée National des Arts Asiatiques

From Parc Monceau to Montmartre
Musée Jacquemart-André
Steam and iron – the railway station as the hub of the modern metropolis
Le Métro – artery of the city
The “Bateau-Lavoir” – Montmartre’s art factory
Cimetière de Montmartre

From La Villette to Bois de Vincennes
Parc de La Villette (with map)
She had no regrets – Edith Piaf, queen of the chanson
Cimetière du Père Lachaise (with map)
Bois de Vincennes / Château de Vincennes

From Bercy to the Quartier Jardin des Plantes
Ministry of Economics and Finance
Bibliothèque Nationale de France – Site F. Mitterrand
Musée National d’Histoire Naturelle / Jardin des Plantes
Precious images in wool, silk and gold – manufacture of Paris Gobelin tapestries
Institut du Monde Arabe

Versailles and St-Denis
Château de Versailles
“The King was all etiquette” – a day in the life of Louis XIV
Basilica of St-Denis

Architectural forms from the Middle Ages to the 19th Century
Further reading
Index of places
Image and map credits


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