The New Paris

The People, Places & Ideas Fueling a Movement

Author: Lindsey Tramuta

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683350146

Category: Travel

Page: 272

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The city long-adored for its medieval beauty, old-timey brasseries, and corner cafés has even more to offer today. In the last few years, a flood of new ideas and creative locals has infused a once-static, traditional city with a new open-minded sensibility and energy. Journalist Lindsey Tramuta offers detailed insight into the rapidly evolving worlds of food, wine, pastry, coffee, beer, fashion, and design in the delightful city of Paris. Tramuta puts the spotlight on the new trends and people that are making France’s capital a more whimsical, creative, vibrant, and curious place to explore than its classical reputation might suggest. With hundreds of striking photographs that capture this fresh, animated spirit, The New Paris shows us the storied City of Light as never before.

The New Paris

The People, Places, and Ideas Fueling a Movement

Author: Lindsey Tramuta

Publisher: ABRAMS

ISBN: 9781419724039

Category: Travel

Page: 272

View: 4717

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The city long-adored for its medieval beauty, old-timey brasseries, and corner caf�s has even more to offer today. In the last few years, a flood of new ideas and creative locals has infused a once-static, traditional city with a new open-minded sensibility and energy. Journalist Lindsey Tramuta offers detailed insight into the rapidly evolving worlds of food, wine, pastry, coffee, beer, fashion, and design in the delightful city of Paris. Tramuta puts the spotlight on the new trends and people that are making France's capital a more whimsical, creative, vibrant, and curious place to explore than its classical reputation might suggest. With hundreds of striking photographs that capture this fresh, animated spirit, The New Paris shows us the storied City of Light as never before.

The Last Days of New Paris

Author: China Miéville

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 0345544005

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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A thriller of war that never was—of survival in an impossible city—of surreal cataclysm. In The Last Days of New Paris, China Miéville entwines true historical events and people with his daring, uniquely imaginative brand of fiction, reconfiguring history and art into something new. “Beauty will be convulsive. . . .” 1941. In the chaos of wartime Marseille, American engineer—and occult disciple—Jack Parsons stumbles onto a clandestine anti-Nazi group, including Surrealist theorist André Breton. In the strange games of the dissident diplomats, exiled revolutionaries, and avant-garde artists, Parsons finds and channels hope. But what he unwittingly unleashes is the power of dreams and nightmares, changing the war and the world forever. 1950. A lone Surrealist fighter, Thibaut, walks a new, hallucinogenic Paris, where Nazis and the Resistance are trapped in unending conflict, and the streets are stalked by living images and texts—and by the forces of Hell. To escape the city, he must join forces with Sam, an American photographer intent on recording the ruins, and make common cause with a powerful, enigmatic figure of chance and rebellion: the exquisite corpse. But Sam is being hunted. And new secrets will emerge that will test all their loyalties—to each other, to Paris old and new, and to reality itself. Praise for The Last Days of New Paris “Beautiful, stunningly realized . . . [The Last Days of New Paris] is a brief vacation in alien latitudes, a midnight layover in an imaginary place.”—NPR “A thoughtful, highbrow novella . . . Miéville’s self-assured style offers up a strong sense of humanity, while the strange Surrealist monsters give Last Days a fun and complementary mad-science component.”—USA Today “[A] testament to the necessary, progressive power of art . . . Both moving and disturbingly timely.”—Newsday “A novel both unhinged and utterly compelling, a kind of guerrilla warfare waged by art itself, combining both meticulous historical research and Miéville’s unparalleled inventiveness.”—Chicago Tribune “An extraordinarily original work that foregrounds Mieville’s considerable ingenuity and innovation.”—The Millions “Hauntingly poetic, strangely beautiful, and erratically intense.”—San Francisco Book Review “Dazzling . . . quite a feat.”—The Guardian

The Food Lover's Guide to Paris

Author: Patricia Wells

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761173382

Category: Cooking

Page: 454

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Recommends restaurants, cafes, tea shops, wine bars, markets, pasta shops, bakeries, cheese shops, and kitchenware stores in Paris and includes forty French recipes.

New Paris Style

Author: Danielle Miller,Richard Powers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500516300

Category: Design

Page: 223

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This publication presents a fresh look into the private dwellings of the most exciting creative talents in Paris individuals from the music, fashion, design, film and art worlds. The 27 properties photographed exclusively for the book are loosely arranged by their location across the citys grooviest, on-the-edge arrondissements from the elevated bohemianism of the Left Bank to the trendy Marais and the edgier Belleville and 13th and reflect the cosmopolitan melting pot that influences Pariss design trends. Aimed at an urban audience who dream of revamping their city crash pads, or who want to inject glamour into their personal spaces, New Paris Style is packed with creative and inspiring ideas, for wherever you live.

The Only Street in Paris: Life on the Rue des Martyrs

Author: Elaine Sciolino

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393242382

Category: Travel

Page: 256

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A New York Times Bestseller "Sciolino’s sharply observed account serves as a testament to…Paris—the city of light, of literature, of life itself." —The New Yorker Elaine Sciolino, the former Paris Bureau Chief of the New York Times, invites us on a tour of her favorite Parisian street, offering an homage to street life and the pleasures of Parisian living. "I can never be sad on the rue des Martyrs," Sciolino explains, as she celebrates the neighborhood’s rich history and vibrant lives. While many cities suffer from the leveling effects of globalization, the rue des Martyrs maintains its distinct allure. On this street, the patron saint of France was beheaded and the Jesuits took their first vows. It was here that Edgar Degas and Pierre-Auguste Renoir painted circus acrobats, Emile Zola situated a lesbian dinner club in his novel Nana, and François Truffaut filmed scenes from The 400 Blows. Sciolino reveals the charms and idiosyncrasies of this street and its longtime residents—the Tunisian greengrocer, the husband-and-wife cheesemongers, the showman who’s been running a transvestite cabaret for more than half a century, the owner of a 100-year-old bookstore, the woman who repairs eighteenth-century mercury barometers—bringing Paris alive in all of its unique majesty. The Only Street in Paris will make readers hungry for Paris, for cheese and wine, and for the kind of street life that is all too quickly disappearing.

Paris and Elsewhere

Selected Writings

Author: Richard Cobb

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 1590170822

Category: History

Page: 334

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He continued, however, to spend as much time as he could in France, where he was made a member of the legion d'honneur. Cobb's many historical studies include The People's Armies and The Police and the People: French Popular Protest, 1789-1820. He also wrote a memoir, The End of the Line, as well as many articles about French life and literature."--BOOK JACKET.

Paris to the Moon

Author: Adam Gopnik

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781588361387

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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Paris. The name alone conjures images of chestnut-lined boulevards, sidewalk cafés, breathtaking façades around every corner--in short, an exquisite romanticism that has captured the American imagination for as long as there have been Americans. In 1995, Adam Gopnik, his wife, and their infant son left the familiar comforts and hassles of New York City for the urbane glamour of the City of Light. Gopnik is a longtime New Yorker writer, and the magazine has sent its writers to Paris for decades--but his was above all a personal pilgrimage to the place that had for so long been the undisputed capital of everything cultural and beautiful. It was also the opportunity to raise a child who would know what it was to romp in the Luxembourg Gardens, to enjoy a croque monsieur in a Left Bank café--a child (and perhaps a father, too) who would have a grasp of that Parisian sense of style we Americans find so elusive. So, in the grand tradition of the American abroad, Gopnik walked the paths of the Tuileries, enjoyed philosophical discussions at his local bistro, wrote as violet twilight fell on the arrondissements. Of course, as readers of Gopnik's beloved and award-winning "Paris Journals" in The New Yorker know, there was also the matter of raising a child and carrying on with day-to-day, not-so-fabled life. Evenings with French intellectuals preceded middle-of-the-night baby feedings; afternoons were filled with trips to the Musée d'Orsay and pinball games; weekday leftovers were eaten while three-star chefs debated a "culinary crisis." As Gopnik describes in this funny and tender book, the dual processes of navigating a foreign city and becoming a parent are not completely dissimilar journeys--both hold new routines, new languages, a new set of rules by which everyday life is lived. With singular wit and insight, Gopnik weaves the magical with the mundane in a wholly delightful, often hilarious look at what it was to be an American family man in Paris at the end of the twentieth century. "We went to Paris for a sentimental reeducation-I did anyway-even though the sentiments we were instructed in were not the ones we were expecting to learn, which I believe is why they call it an education."

Afrique Sur Seine

A New Generation of African Writers in Paris

Author: Odile Cazenave

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739120637

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 194

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Addresses the development since the 1950s of a new type of Francophone African novel created by first-generation African authors living in France. This book examines how these authors, men and women, part from mainstream African literature by exploring more personal avenues while retaining a shared interest in the community of African emigrants.

The Greater Journey

Americans in Paris

Author: David McCullough

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416576891

Category: History

Page: 576

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The #1 bestseller that tells the remarkable story of the generations of American artists, writers, and doctors who traveled to Paris, the intellectual, scientific, and artistic capital of the western world, fell in love with the city and its people, and changed America through what they learned, told by America’s master historian, David McCullough. Not all pioneers went west. In The Greater Journey, David McCullough tells the enthralling, inspiring—and until now, untold—story of the adventurous American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, and others who set off for Paris in the years between 1830 and 1900, hungry to learn and to excel in their work. What they achieved would profoundly alter American history. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first female doctor in America, was one of this intrepid band. Another was Charles Sumner, whose encounters with black students at the Sorbonne inspired him to become the most powerful voice for abolition in the US Senate. Friends James Fenimore Cooper and Samuel F. B. Morse worked unrelentingly every day in Paris, Morse not only painting what would be his masterpiece, but also bringing home his momentous idea for the telegraph. Harriet Beecher Stowe traveled to Paris to escape the controversy generated by her book, Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Three of the greatest American artists ever—sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, painters Mary Cassatt and John Singer Sargent—flourished in Paris, inspired by French masters. Almost forgotten today, the heroic American ambassador Elihu Washburne bravely remained at his post through the Franco-Prussian War, the long Siege of Paris, and the nightmare of the Commune. His vivid diary account of the starvation and suffering endured by the people of Paris is published here for the first time. Telling their stories with power and intimacy, McCullough brings us into the lives of remarkable men and women who, in Saint-Gaudens’ phrase, longed “to soar into the blue.

Paris Reborn

Napoléon III, Baron Haussmann, and the Quest to Build a Modern City

Author: Stephane Kirkland

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312626894

Category: History

Page: 327

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Documents the phenomenal mid-19th-century transformation of Paris through which the Louvre Palace was expanded, the Notre-Dame Cathedral was restored and the Opéra Garnier was built, citing the contributions of such figures as Napoleon III and George-Eugène Haussmann. 25,000 first printing.

The New Wine Rules

A Genuinely Helpful Guide to Everything You Need to Know

Author: Jon Bonne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 039957980X

Category: Food and wine pairing

Page: 152

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Acclaimed wine writer Jon Bonné explains everything you need to know about wine in simple, easy-to-digest tidbits. For example: A wine's price rarely reflects its quality. You can drink rosé any time of year. Don't save a great bottle for anything more than a rainy day. Enjoy! -- Adapted from back cover.

Paris in the Present Tense: A Novel

Author: Mark Helprin

Publisher: The Overlook Press

ISBN: 1468314777

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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The magnificent new novel by the gifted, singular #1 New York Times bestselling author of Winter’s Tale and A Soldier of the Great War Mark Helprin’s powerful, rapturous new novel is set in a present-day Paris caught between violent unrest and its well-known, inescapable glories. Seventy-four-year-old Jules Lacour—a maître at Paris-Sorbonne, cellist, widower, veteran of the war in Algeria, and child of the Holocaust—must find a balance between his strong obligations to the past and the attractions and beauties of life and love in the present. In the midst of what should be an effulgent time of life—days bright with music, family, rowing on the Seine—Jules is confronted headlong and all at once by a series of challenges to his principles, livelihood, and home, forcing him to grapple with his complex past and find a way forward. He risks fraud to save his terminally ill infant grandson, matches wits with a renegade insurance investigator, is drawn into an act of savage violence, and falls deeply, excitingly in love with a young cellist a third his age. Against the backdrop of an exquisite and knowing vision of Paris and the way it can uniquely shape a life, he forges a denouement that is staggering in its humanity, elegance, and truth. In the intoxicating beauty of its prose and emotional amplitude of its storytelling, Mark Helprin’s Paris in the Present Tense is a soaring achievement, a deep, dizzying look at a life through the purifying lenses of art and memory.

That Summer in Paris

Author: Morley Callaghan

Publisher: Exile Editions, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781550966886

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 223

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The fabulous summer of 1929 and the literary capital of North America had moved to the Left Bank of Paris. Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, James Joyce, Ford Madox Ford, Robert McAlmon . . . told in Callaghan’s lucid, compassionate prose.

Judgment of Paris

Author: George M. Taber

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743297326

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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Looks at an event held in 1976 in which French judges, during a blind taste-test, chose unknown California wines to be superior to France's best wines. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

East of Paris

The New Cuisines of Austria and the Danube

Author: David Bouley,Melissa Clark

Publisher: Ecco

ISBN: 9780066214498

Category: Cooking

Page: 352

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David Bouley, universally praised as one of the best chefs cooking today, has written his first cookbook, a cause for celebration. Along with Chef Mario Lohninger and Melissa Clark, he shares his recipes from Austria and other regions of the Danube in a stunning, beautifully illustrated, one–of–a–kind cookbook. East of Paris is a cookbook that embraces Austrian culture, lifestyle and cuisine as interpreted by Chef David Bouley. Universally praised as one of the best chefs cooking today, Bouley, in collaboration with Executive Chef Mario Lohninger, has adapted and lightened Austrian cuisine, introducing innovative cooking techniques to indigenous ingredients and classic regional dishes. This cuisine, along with some traditional recipes and those by some of Austria's most celebrated chefs, is the basis for the book. It also explores the cultural significance of Austrian cuisine, both currently and historically, and how it plays a part in the rich recreational and sports tradition that Austria enjoys.

The New French Couture

Icons of Paris Fashion

Author: Elyssa Dimant

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062216007

Category: Design

Page: 280

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A gorgeous, groundbreaking survey of the evolution of the world’s renowned French ateliers, from the vision of their founding designers to those today who both preserve the signature iconographies and bring their own interpretations to bear on modern couture fashion. The world awaits Paris’s flawless fashion presentations year after year, just as the evolutionary arc of French fashion grows richer with each season and each new talent. The New French Couture identifies those fashion leaders whose long-standing ateliers have persevered, and whose current creative pioneers continue to reinvent the signature iconographies upon which each house was founded. Saint Laurent, Dior, Chanel, Lanvin, Givenchy, Hermès, Louis Vuitton, and Balenciaga have all made undeniable contributions to fashion, both historically and today, through their distinct and potent visions. With more than two hundred images by fashion’s top photographers, this beautifully designed volume provides an exclusive tour through the evolutions of these eight ateliers, revealing each brand via an encapsulated history of definitive looks and fashion moments. Fashion icon and blogger Leandra Medine contributes to an exposition that highlights designers who have carved out new visions for French luxury in the contemporary era, including Christian Lacroix, Jean Paul Gaultier, Céline, Rick Owens, Alexander McQueen, Hussein Chalayan, Azzedine Alaïa, Comme des Garçons, and Yohji Yamamoto, among others. The New French Couture is a comprehensive survey of the revolutionary creative talents who are bringing their genius to bear on the City of Light today via the ateliers that have defined and defended fashion for nearly a century.

A Paris Year

My Day-to-Day Adventures in the Most Romantic City in the World

Author: Janice MacLeod

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 125013451X

Category: Travel

Page: 272

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Part memoir and part visual journey through the streets of modern-day Paris, France, A Paris Year chronicles, day by day, one woman’s French sojourn in the world’s most beautiful city. Beginning on her first day in Paris, Janice MacLeod, the author of the best-selling book, Paris Letters, began a journal recording in illustrations and words, nearly every sight, smell, taste, and thought she experienced in the City of Light. The end result is more than a diary: it’s a detailed and colorful love letter to one of the most romantic and historically rich cities on earth. Combining personal observations and anecdotes with stories and facts about famous figures in Parisian history, this visual tale of discovery, through the eyes of an artist, is sure to delight, inspire, and charm.

The Little Paris Bookshop

A Novel

Author: Nina George

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0553418785

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Monsieur Perdu can prescribe the perfect book for a broken heart. But can he fix his own? Monsieur Perdu calls himself a literary apothecary. From his floating bookstore in a barge on the Seine, he prescribes novels for the hardships of life. Using his intuitive feel for the exact book a reader needs, Perdu mends broken hearts and souls. The only person he can't seem to heal through literature is himself; he's still haunted by heartbreak after his great love disappeared. She left him with only a letter, which he has never opened. After Perdu is finally tempted to read the letter, he hauls anchor and departs on a mission to the south of France, hoping to make peace with his loss and discover the end of the story. Joined by a bestselling but blocked author and a lovelorn Italian chef, Perdu travels along the country’s rivers, dispensing his wisdom and his books, showing that the literary world can take the human soul on a journey to heal itself. Internationally bestselling and filled with warmth and adventure, The Little Paris Bookshop is a love letter to books, meant for anyone who believes in the power of stories to shape people's lives. From the Hardcover edition.

Almost French

Author: Sarah Turnbull

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1857884124

Category: Travel

Page: 322

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Number 1 on the Bestseller list (Australia) with over 20,000 copies sold in the UK alone and over 250,000 world-wide! Almost French has been a huge success and now with the new-look, mass market B Format it is ready to go stellar! Publication timed for major trade promotions including summer reading and airport holiday exodus. In the bestselling tradition of Frances Mayes' Under the Tuscan Sun, Chris Stewart's A Parrot in the Pepper Tree or Peter Mayle - but without the pile of stones! Funny, perceptive and poignant Almost French is an often hilarious mixture of a young woman's personal memoir and armchair travel. A spectacular example of culture clash - and a happy ending.