Old Fashioned Corners Of Paris

Autore: Christophe Destournelles
Editore: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1936941104
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This whimsical catalog of vintage Parisian "moments," from hookah lounges, harness races and underground jazz clubs to photo booths, carousels and cafes outfitted with antique furniture, transports readers to another time and place.

The French In Love And War

Autore: Charles Rearick
Editore: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300064339
Grandezza: 60,71 MB
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Describes developments in French popular culture between 1914 and 1945, and argues that the harsh times led to the emergence of images glorifying the common Frenchman in songs, film, and popular literature

Time Out Paris

Autore: Editors of Time Out
Editore: Time Out Guides
ISBN: 1846703557
Grandezza: 11,13 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
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Time Out's resident team helps you get the best from the fascinating French capital in this annual guide. Along with detailed coverage of the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower and all the major attractions, Time Out Paris gives you the inside track on local culture, with illuminating features and independent reviews throwing the spotlight on everything from ancient street-corner cafés to vital new nightclubs. The 20th edition of Time Out Paris, written by a resident team of journalists, will help you get through the maze of tiny streets and the seemingly endless range of choices.

Time Out Paris 19th Edition

Autore: Time Out Guides Ltd
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1407011723
Grandezza: 44,78 MB
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Time Out's resident team helps you get the best from the fascinating French capital in this annual guide. Along with detailed coverage of the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower and all the major attarctions, the Time Out Paris Guide gives you the inside track on local culture, with illuminating features and independent reviews throwing the spotlight on everything from ancient streetcorner cafes to vital new nightclubs.

Time Out Paris 21st Edition

Autore: Time Out Guides Ltd
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1407012371
Grandezza: 62,97 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 2497

Which? Recommended Provider: Time Out Guides kicks off 2014 by being rated top guidebook brand by Which? Survey, for level of detail, photography, quality of maps, ease of finding information and value for money. Time Out's resident experts take you straight to the best of France's mesmerising capital, giving you the lowdown on local culture plus indispensable insider tips and over 1,000 independent venue reviews. As well as covering visitor essentials, the Time Out Paris city guide explores everything from the city's defining cultural cornerstones to its defiantly cutting-edge concept stores. *Sightseeing in Paris *Paris hotels *Paris restaurants *Paris bars & cafés *Paris shops *Paris maps

A Corner In The Marais

Autore: Alex Karmel
Editore: David R. Godine Publisher
ISBN: 9781567921984
Grandezza: 77,39 MB
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A Corner in the Marais traces the architectural and social development of the City of Lights from its origins as a Roman settlement, through major redevelopments brought about by Henri IV and Baron Haussmann, to the present renovation of old neighborhoods. It begins with Alex Karmel and his French wife realizing a longstanding dream: buying an apartment in the Marais, Paris's celebrated historic district, the site of some of its oldest and most picturesque buildings. It soon becomes clear that their new home, which has witnessed six centuries of French life, offers a fresh and lively vantage point from which to view the city's history, revealing information that will surprise even the most confirmed Francophile. The book concludes with a "walking tour" of the Marais, in which the principal buildings are discussed with brisk authority. Karmel never loses sight of the human details - whether royal feuding, commercial advantage, or family chicanery - that have played their role in shaping Paris as we now know it. Illustrated throughout with photographs and period engravings, A Corner in the Marais is ideal reading for anyone who loves exploring the hidden byways of vieux Paris and experiencing history from a very personal viewpoint.

Paris Secrets

Autore: Janelle McCulloch
Editore: Images Publishing
ISBN: 1864703083
Grandezza: 31,63 MB
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Mixing aesthetics, architecture, arrondissements and elegance in a very Parisian way, this richly illustrated new volume on the world's most bewitching city shows Paris in all its light, shade, glamour and grandeur. From magnificent squares to exquisit

Around And About Paris

Autore: Thirza Vallois
Editore: Drake International Services
Grandezza: 12,67 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
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Around and About Paris is the perfect companion to the city, written by someone who has known Paris inside-out for over 30 years.

Hemingway In Paris

Autore: Noel Riley Fitch
Editore: Australian Geographic
Grandezza: 28,29 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 6590

That Paris Year

Autore: Joanna Biggar
Editore: Santa Fe Writers Project
ISBN: 0982625154
Grandezza: 13,73 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
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In That Paris Year, five smart, adventurous young women arrive on the banks of the Seine in 1962 for their junior year abroad. What they get is an education of a different sort. As they move from the grueling demands of the Sorbonne by day to late nights of discovery in smoky cafes, the young Americans discover a mythical country shaped not only by the upheavals of history, but by the great French writers of the 20th Century, a place where seduction is intellectual as well as sexual. Ten years later, our narrator, J. J., is asked to speak at her old college on the virtues of going abroad. Drawing on the emotionally charged tools of memory and imagination, as well as old journals, letters, and telegrams, she chronicles and re-creates the story of that momentous year. Following in the footsteps of Marcel Proust, Joanna Biggar has written a novel in which intellect, eroticism, and art reverberate from the page to the heartbeat of the City of Light, an American book with the sweep and elegance of French literary tradition.

Travelers Tales Paris

Autore: James O'Reilly
Editore: Travelers' Tales
ISBN: 1609520742
Grandezza: 51,87 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 7901

Paris is one city that you should endeavor to know over the course of a lifetime, and not just in one or two visits. It is the center of the civilized universe, and it belongs to everyone—even to those who see it only in their dreams. The City of Light has bestowed on millions the gift of the incandescent present, an image or experience into which all life is condensed and reflected upon for years to come. Travelers’ Tales Paris captures the romance of the world’s favorite city through stories that entertain, inform, and touch the heart. John Gregory Dunne reveals the manic pleasures of driving in the city’s chaotic traffic. Joseph Diedrich and Katya Macklovich explore romantic encounters that could only happen here. Herbert Gold and David Applefield take aim at the nostalgia surrounding The Left Bank, one reveling in its literary past, the other urging the visitor to reach out to a new, modern Paris in the outlying area of Montreuil. Tim O’Reilly and Coleman Lollar evoke the appeal of unexpected tourist sites, and Marcel Laventurier recounts his harrowing escape from the Nazis on a train bound for occupied Paris in a tale you will never forget.

Old Time Tools Toys Of Needlework

Autore: Gertrude Whiting
Editore: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486166546
Grandezza: 47,33 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
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More than 200 illustrations of hoops, frames, pins, pincushions, punches, bobbins, bodkins, shuttles, spinning wheels, sewing machines, and more from a wide array of cultures. Index.

Fashion Design

Autore: Sue Jenkyn Jones
Editore: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781856694360
Grandezza: 59,86 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 4720

"Offers students a through grounding in the principles of fashion design. It describes the qualities and skills needed to become a fashion designer, examines the varied career opportunities available and gives a balanced inside view of the fashion business today. Subjects covered include how to interpret a project brief; building a collection; choosing fabric; fit and cutting methods; and portfolio presentation. This revised edition discusses the technological developments that are changing the fashion industry and includes expanded chapters on drawing and making techniques, and careers in fashion. With updated photographs and illustrations, and extensive resource lists and glossaries, the book provides new designers with a valuable route-guide to the profession."--Cover.

Time Out Paris Eating Drinking

Autore: Rosa Jackson
Editore: Time Out
ISBN: 9781904978398
Grandezza: 59,67 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 1477

Furnishing detailed guides to some of the world's most visited cities and vacation locales, this compact series of travel guides is written by resident journalists and provides inside information on things to see and do, places to stay, places to eat, transportation, nightlife, cultural opportunities, available activities, off-the-beaten path and offbeat landmarks and sites, and more.


Autore: Kate Baillie
ISBN: 9781858280387
Grandezza: 59,61 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 113

Paris is perpetually full of possibilities, and this "Rough Guide" clues travelers in on the very best of these--from tourist hot spots to the more offbeat and obscure, this guide covers it all. in color.

Time Out Copenhagen 6th Edition

Autore: Time Out Guides Ltd
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1473514053
Grandezza: 20,27 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 1901

Which? Recommended Provider: Time Out Guides is rated top guidebook brand by Which? Survey, for level of detail, photography, quality of maps, ease of finding information and value for money. Time Out Copenhagen gives the lowdown on where to go and what to see in this most civilised of cities. With the help of local experts, the guide takes you beyond the clichés – into the neighbourhoods of Vesterbro, Nørrebro, Østerbro and Frederiksberg, where most Copenhageners live and go out, sampling the full extent of its museums, restaurants, cafés and shops. Praised and admired for its cycling culture, New Nordic cuisine and contemporary architecture, Copenhagen is enjoying a much-deserved heyday. Though still celebrated for its historic royal palaces and mid-century design, it’s now taken on a new identity as the style, gastronomic and green capital of Europe. The city’s new daily food market, Torvehallerne, is buzzing; its bike lanes are an inspiration for urban planners worldwide; and its citizens are impeccably dressed. Copenhagen city guide highlights: Full colour and illustrated throughout with exclusive photography, using original imagery to give a real sense of the place Handy pull-out Copenhagen map Extensive area guides not only cover the sightseeing in Copenhagen, but also restaurants, bars and shops – all plotted on maps handily located within the chapter Top 20 list of the must-see highlights Itineraries to help you plan your visit Critic’s choices pick out the best Copenhagen sights, experiences and cultural highlights – at a glance All Copenhagen restaurants and bars have been visited and reviewed anonymously by critics who pay their own way Copenhagen hotels independently reviewed The revamped Time Out Guides retain the independence and local expertise that the series is known for, while adding more features to help the visitor navigate the city. Whether you have an action-packed 24 hours or a leisurely week in which to take it all in, these guides are more essential than ever.

Old And New Paris

Autore: Henry Sutherland Edwards
Editore: Library of Alexandria
Grandezza: 76,71 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 111

A PARISIAN who is not rich enough to keep a distinguished chef of his own will occasionally order a dainty dinner to be forwarded to him from some hotel or restaurant; and in these cases the repast, as soon as it is ready, is sometimes put into a hackney cab and driven to the house of the consignee by the cocher, who is not unaccustomed to find this “fare” more remunerative than the fare he habitually conveys. A glance at the cocher, as another of the Parisian types of character, may here be not inopportune. As a matter of fact, however, the cocher is not one type but several. The name applies to the driver of the omnibus, of the fiacre, and of the private carriage. As to the omnibus driver, he is more amiable, more easy-going, less sarcastic than his counterpart in London. Nobody would ever hear an omnibus driver in Paris say, as one has been heard to say in London, when a lady passenger requested to be put down at 339½ —— Street, “Certainly, madam, and would you like me to drive upstairs?” Nor is the Paris cabman so extortionate as his London brother; for the fare-regulations, by which there is one fixed charge for the conveyance of a passenger any distance within a certain radius, precludes the inevitable dispute which awaits the lady or gentleman who in our metropolis dares to take a four-wheeler or a hansom. Already in the sixteenth century hackney carriages were driven in the streets of Paris; and any differences arising between the cocher and his passenger were at this period referred to the lieutenant of the police. The private coachmen, attached to the service of the nobility, found their position a somewhat perilous one in an age when quarrels were so frequent on the question of social precedence. If two aristocratic carriages met in some narrow street, barring each other’s way, the footmen would get down and fight for a passage. Serious wounds were sometimes inflicted, and even the master would now and then step out of his vehicle and, with drawn sword, join in the affray. The coachman, meanwhile, prouder in livery than his master in braided coat, remained motionless on his box in spite of the blows which were being dealt around. It is related that when on one occasion a party of highwaymen attacked the carriage of Benserade, poet, wit, and dramatic author, his coachman sat calmly at his post, and amused himself with whistling whilst his master was being stripped of everything. From time to time he turned towards the robbers and said, “Gentlemen, shall you soon have finished, and can I continue my journey?”

The Nameless Castle

Autore: Mór Jókai
Editore: tredition
ISBN: 3842499523
Grandezza: 45,40 MB
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This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.

Journalistic Stories

Autore: Theodor Herzl
Editore: Associated University Presse
ISBN: 9780845348826
Grandezza: 58,68 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
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"The writing of this book about Herzl's journalistic stories answers a need. Because Herzl's feuilletons have not been republished or even translated into English, it is timely in the words of the English scholar Edward Timms that an effort be made to fill this gap." "This gap is largely due to a misunderstanding about the content of his stories as being of relevance to Herzl's Zionist outlook. People have failed to recognize that Herzl "came to his task with the equipment of the perfect feuilletonist." According to Louis Lipsky, the noted American editor, and also Alex Bein, the biographer of Herzl, the journalistic stories were an apprenticeship preparing him for his Zionist work. To his readers' delight, he, Herzl, was able to capture scenery "in a few clear strokes." The lucidity of Herzl's language persuades Jacques Kornberg to suggest that Herzl's stylistic innovations come "close to the style of today's New Yorker magazine." The great variety of Herzl's interests which he presented to his readers assured him of a constant and faithful readership, who, like the authors Arthur Schnitzler and Stefan Zweig, were charmed by his always jourwitty and at times ironic writings that impress us with their relevance."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved


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