Paris has always enjoyed a reputation as a city at the forefront of architecture and urban planning. Its faubourgs and its boulevards, its palaces and hotels, its towers and arches and its notorious glass pyramid, are the public face of what is perhaps the most imposing city in the world. Over the decades, photographers and artists have amassed hundreds of images of the city and its buildings. Matthew Weinreb's photography, however, provides a refreshingly different approach, throwing a new and startling light on even the most familiar sites. Through elaborate sequences, astonishing angles and intriguing details, this volume is a powerful celebration of the buildings and their features, punctuated by Fiona Biddulph's anecdotal essays on centuries of Parisian architectural history.
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd