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Angels of Paris An Architectural Tour Through the History of Paris

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ISBN-10: 1936941015

ISBN-13: 9781936941018

Edition: 2012

Authors: Rosemary Flannery

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Angels are sculpted everywhere in Paris, not just on churches but in unexpected places: holding a lightning rod atop the Théâtre du Châtelet’s roof, adorning a seventeenth-century gilded sundial inside a courtyard at the Sorbonne, hovering above a railroad headquarters where a beautiful stone frieze features young angels flying in to work on the tracks. Subtly, subliminally, the angels are a part of the fanciful and romantic spirit of Paris.The Angels of Paris: Looking Up in the World’s Most Beautiful Cityis the first book to explore this intriguing and extraordinary subject. The Angels of Parisfeatures beautiful photographs taken from dawn to dusk, in all seasons, accompanied by text…    
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Book details

List price: $23.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: New York Review of Books, Incorporated, The
Publication date: 11/6/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 200
Size: 6.00" wide x 6.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Rosemary Flannery has lived in France since 1989 and enjoys dual French-American nationality. She graduated with honors from Columbia University in 1985 with a degree in French language and literature, and studied M�thodologie de l'Architecture with Professor Claude Mignot, an authority on Parisian building fa�ades, at the Sorbonne. While at Columbia she co-produced and hosted French Encounters, a public-access television program on French culture produced in conjunction with the French Embassy. In 2005 she created and produced The Art Beat, a weekly cultural magazine for Paris Live Radio, an Internet radio station; several of her programs have been picked up by BBC World.