Through the Windows of Paris: Fifty Unique Shops

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There is no better place to find the real Paris than in the boutiques selling crusty bread and creamy cheese, witty hats and luxurious lingerie. Whether you make the trip from your armchair or hop on the next plane, this book will guide you, in words and pictures, through the windows of Paris.

Michael Webb

Michael Webb was born in Henley-on-Thames, England, in 1937. He studied architecture intermittently at the then Regent Street Polytechnic School of Architecture (now the University of Westminster) between the years 1953 and 1972; a somewhat lengthy student career.

Description

You’ve seen the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and Notre Dame; you’ve stood in line and been jostled by tourists. Now it’s time to explore the real Paris. There is no better place to find it than in the boutiques selling crusty bread and creamy cheese, witty hats and serious kitchenware, luxurious lingerie and useful works of art. Shop windows and intimate interiors distill the qualities we most admire in the City of Light: a love of fantasy and tradition, of craft and style, and the gift of doing simple things well. Michael Webb has chosen fifty of the most intriguing shops in Paris for their individuality and the beauty of their displays. New and old, tiny or expansive, they engage all the senses, and reveal the true character of the capital. Whether you make the trip from your armchair or hop on the next plane, this book will guide you, in words and pictures, through the windows of Paris.

Additional information

Dimensions 7 × 7 in
About

Cloth, 132 pages, 160 color photographs, Pub Date: April 1999

ISBN

1-890449-02-4

1 review for Through the Windows of Paris: Fifty Unique Shops

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    Leslie Caron, actress

    “At last a clever book with so many precious addresses! The French are inventive, tasteful and individualistic. I go to most of these shops myself–treasures!”

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