France is steeped in refined traditions, with its rich history, exquisite art, robust culture, and varied cuisine. Writer Erin Byrne was changed by traveling around this country with the ghosts of artists and historical figures who shared with her their guides to living. Wings: Gifts of Art, Life, and Travel in France is a collection of essays drawn from Byrne's travels across the country. From Cezanne's studio in Aix-en-Provence to a tiny village in the Jura Mountains, from a neighborhood bistro on the Left Bank of Paris to a plain high above the Normandy beaches, she travels through France collecting stories, characters, tastes, and secrets that act as ingredients for change, then takes those experiences and digs deeper to uncover meaning. Henri Cartier-Bresson issues a challenge, Sainte Genevieve offers resilience, Salvador Dali seduces, Picasso entertains, and a wrought iron sign portends the future. Wings is about the gifts that we all glean from our travels. This book will inspire readers to unwrap their own images and impressions in a new way.
Publisher: Travelers' Tales, Incorporated
Number of pages: 314
Weight: 397 g
Dimensions: 204 x 134 x 23 mm