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    DescriptionIn this stunning volume of historic postcards featuring the City of Light, Leonard Pitt takes us deep into the art and heart of the postcard and Paris itself. Showcasing the variety of images from his personal collection, the postcards create an enduring time capsule, one that reveals a Paris that no longer exists. The invention of the postcard in the 19th century revolutionized communication and created the original social networking tool: At the height of their popularity in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, France was producing a million postcards a day, and collecting became a craze that spread around the world. The postcards here reveal the true artwork of the original medium, from hand-tinting techniques to nostalgic details too small to see with the naked eye: Sandwich-board men asleep on park benches, a cheese vendor eyeing a woman passerby. The messages penned to loved ones back home are perhaps the most delightful gems: "Bringing your wife to Paris is like bringing a meal to a banquet," quips one traveler. In its colorful entirety, Paris Postcards offers an addictively voyeuristic slice of the American experience of Paris in the early 20th century.


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    Title
    Paris Postcards
    Subtitle
    The Golden Age
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Leonard Pitt
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 585 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781582435268
    ISBN 10: 158243526X
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DDF
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJ, 3JH
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.3
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC subject category V2: AKL
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 120
    BISAC V2.8: HIS013000
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 17
    BISAC V2.8: TRV009050
    B&T Approval Code: A06201200
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 85500
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: ANT033000
    DC22: 944.361081, 944/.361081, 741.6830944361
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: DC707 .P542 2009
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: AKL
    Illustrations note
    Color illustrations throughout
    Publisher
    COUNTERPOINT
    Imprint name
    COUNTERPOINT
    Publication date
    24 June 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Berkeley
    Review quote
    "A discrete declaration of love, an array of surprising discoveries. His passion for Paris is that of a true Parisian." --Metro "How can we not be astonished by Leonard Pitt's profound knowledge of Paris history, and he's from ... Michigan." --L'Echo "Leonard is completely legitimate, he's impregnated with Paris. He sees things that we don't see." --Le Figaro (France)