Paris in Photographs, 1890s
Internationally renowned as the home of cutting-edge fashion, art treasures, gourmet dining, and architectural marvels, Paris ranks among the world's top tourist destinations. Visitors from everywhere are drawn to the City of Lights, and this original compilation of fifty images from a previously unpublished photo album offers a highly atmospheric view of the European capital at the turn of the twentieth century. Paris expert and scholar Alex Toledano provides an informative introduction and captions for each image of the city's landmarks, streets, and historic buildings. Cityscapes include the Louvre, the Seine and its bridges, the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Place Vendôme, Avenue des Champs-Élysées, and dozens of other locales. A treat for armchair and actual travelers, this magnificent volume is a must for historians of photography and for anyone who has ever fallen under the romantic spell of Paris.
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ALEX TOLEDANO Alfred Dreyfus Arc de Triomphe architectural Baroque Bastille became Belle Époque Bois de Boulogne Boulevard Bourse built camera captured carriages century Champs Élysées château church Cité city’s buildings color Concorde Dâme demolished depicted designed distance Église Eiffel Tower Eugen Weber extravagant façade fifty images Fin de Siècle foreground France’s French army French king Galerie d’Apollon Galerie des Batailles ground Haussmann Île inside the Louvre interior Invalides L’Avenue des Champs-Elysées L’Eglise L’Hôtel l’Opéra landscape Late Nineteenth-Century link Napoleon long exposure looking Louis XIV Madeleine modern museum Napoleon III Napoleon III’s neighborhoods Neurdein Brothers Neurdein Frères Notre-Dâme Opéra Garnier Palais Panthéon Paris Commune Paris’s Parisian park pedestrian photo album picture’s Place Vendôme PLATE 31 previous photograph Plate previous picture Plate rare image Revolution Sainte-Chapelle sculpture seventeenth-century stands street surrounding Susanna Barrows Tour Saint-Jacques Trocadéro Palace Tuileries Garden ument Versailles Palace visitors World’s Fair XIV’s