One of the cultural capitals of the world, Paris has, for hundreds of years, been central to the artistic and social history of not just France but European culture generally. As well as looking at the city's great heritage in art, architecture, film, fashion and food, this work celebrates the life and customs of Paris's inhabitants through its theatre, music, sport and annual festivals.
- Hardback | 192 pages
- 163 x 279mm | 1,000g
- 15 Apr 1999
- Octopus Publishing Group
- London, United Kingdom
- 300 colour & b&w illustrations
Table of contents
Architecture: Roman Paris; mediaeval; l'opera; Hausmann's grand plan; the great monuments; Pantheon; Eiffel Tower; Arc de Triomphe; Tour Montparnasse; Pompidou Centre; La Defense. Art: 18th-century painters; the Louvre; Montmartre; the Impressionists and Cubists; the Left Bank; Cocteau; Musee d'Arte Moderne; Musee d'Orsay; Pompidou Centre; Musee Picasso. Fashion: Worth; haute couture; Chanel; Dior; Pret a Porter; Premier Vision; St Laurent; Courreges; Gaultier; Givenchy. Festivals and religion: Sacre Cour; Notre Dame; VE Day; Bastille Day; Festival d'Automne a Paris; Festival of Sacred Art; Remembrance Day; Christmas illuminations. Food and drink: l'haute cuisine; provincial-metropolitan; the great chefs; brasseries, bistros and bars. Music: l'opera; chansons; cabaret; jazz; le pop; musicora festival; fete de la musique; Paris jazz festival. Sport and leisure: rugby; soccer; Tour de France; boules; hore racing; tennis; show jumping. Theatre and film: Comedie Francais; Moliere; the revue; early cinema; Lumiere; Jean Renoir; nouvelle vague cinema; Truffaut; Godard; Chabrol; Belmondo; Bardot; annual Fete du Cinema.