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Murder on the Quai
Author: Cara Black
Publisher: Soho Press
ISBN: 161695678X
Pages: 328
Year: 2016
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Paris, 1989: Aimee Leduc is going through a rough patch: she's about to fail medical college, her boyfriend is engaged to someone else and her father has skipped town and asked Aimee to look after the office. Aimee volunteers to take on a case involving an executed distant relative, in which her only task is to follow up on a lead, not to solve the murder. She soon finds herself dragged into a revenge scheme that leads back to the ravages of the second World War and a missing treasure trove of stolen Nazi gold. A flashback instalment starring a young Aimee Leduc.
Bonjour Paris
Author: Marin Montagut
Publisher: Flammarion
ISBN: 2080202324
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Year: 2015-10-05
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As portable as a map but as informative as a guide, these hybrid Bonjour city map-guides by globe-trotting filmmaker Marin Montagut offer his curated recommendations for shopping, dining, and attractions. TheBonjour pocket-sized map-guides—made of water-resistant, tear-proof paper—feature rare and soulful places that exude an enviable je ne sais quoi. From bakeries to taco trucks, bicycle rentals to antiques shops, or boutiques to toy stores, each recommendation includes a succinct anecdote, tip, or description—illustrated by Marin Montagut's watercolor travel sketches—to tempt bon vivants everywhere. In Bonjour Paris, say “bon appétit!” in an authentic bistro, stock your kitchen with artisanal knives, or track down a vintage Chanel bag. Featured districts include the heart of Paris (1st/2nd); Pigalle and Montmartre (9th/18th); the Marais (3rd/4th); Saint-Germain-des-Prés (5th/6th); Canal Saint-Martin (10th); and Bastille and Oberkampf (11th/12th/20th)
Across the Waves
Author: Derek W Vaillant
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252050010
Pages: 264
Year: 2017-10-18
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In 1931, the United States and France embarked on a broadcasting partnership built around radio. Over time, the transatlantic sonic alliance came to personify and to shape American-French relations in an era of increased global media production and distribution. Drawing on a broad range of American and French archives, Derek Vaillant joins textual and aural materials with original data analytics and maps to illuminate U.S.-French broadcasting's political and cultural development. Vaillant focuses on the period from 1931 until France dismantled its state media system in 1974. His analysis examines mobile actors, circulating programs, and shifting governmental and other institutions shaping international radio's use in times of war and peace. He explores the extraordinary achievements, the miscommunications and failures, and the limits of cooperation between America and France as they shaped a new media environment. Throughout, Vaillant explains how radio's power as an instantaneous mass communications tool produced, legitimized, and circulated various notions of states, cultures, ideologies, and peoples as superior or inferior.
Flirting with French
Author: William Alexander
Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co
ISBN: 0715650238
Pages: 288
Year: 2015-04-09
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William Alexander is not just a Francophile, he wants to be French. It's not enough to explore the country, to enjoy the food and revel in the ambience, he wants to feel French from the inside. Among the things that stand in his way is the fact that he can't actually speak the language. Setting out to conquer the language he loves (but which, amusingly, does not seem to love him back), Alexander devotes himself to learning French, going beyond grammar lessons and memory techniques to delve into the history of the language, the science of linguistics, and the art of translation. Along the way, during his travels in France or following his passion at home, he discovers that not learning a language may be its own reward.
Paris to the Moon
Author: Adam Gopnik
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1588361381
Pages: 368
Year: 2001-12-18
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Paris. The name alone conjures images of chestnut-lined boulevards, sidewalk cafés, breathtaking façades around every corner--in short, an exquisite romanticism that has captured the American imagination for as long as there have been Americans. In 1995, Adam Gopnik, his wife, and their infant son left the familiar comforts and hassles of New York City for the urbane glamour of the City of Light. Gopnik is a longtime New Yorker writer, and the magazine has sent its writers to Paris for decades--but his was above all a personal pilgrimage to the place that had for so long been the undisputed capital of everything cultural and beautiful. It was also the opportunity to raise a child who would know what it was to romp in the Luxembourg Gardens, to enjoy a croque monsieur in a Left Bank café--a child (and perhaps a father, too) who would have a grasp of that Parisian sense of style we Americans find so elusive. So, in the grand tradition of the American abroad, Gopnik walked the paths of the Tuileries, enjoyed philosophical discussions at his local bistro, wrote as violet twilight fell on the arrondissements. Of course, as readers of Gopnik's beloved and award-winning "Paris Journals" in The New Yorker know, there was also the matter of raising a child and carrying on with day-to-day, not-so-fabled life. Evenings with French intellectuals preceded middle-of-the-night baby feedings; afternoons were filled with trips to the Musée d'Orsay and pinball games; weekday leftovers were eaten while three-star chefs debated a "culinary crisis." As Gopnik describes in this funny and tender book, the dual processes of navigating a foreign city and becoming a parent are not completely dissimilar journeys--both hold new routines, new languages, a new set of rules by which everyday life is lived. With singular wit and insight, Gopnik weaves the magical with the mundane in a wholly delightful, often hilarious look at what it was to be an American family man in Paris at the end of the twentieth century. "We went to Paris for a sentimental reeducation-I did anyway-even though the sentiments we were instructed in were not the ones we were expecting to learn, which I believe is why they call it an education."
Mission Paris
Author: Catherine Aragon, Matteo Ciccarone, Nada Orlic, Sue Peterson
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ISBN: 0989226743
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Year: 2014-01-11
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Mission Paris takes your young travelers through the famous sights of the City of Light, engaging them with an exciting scavenger hunt as you explore Parisian landmarks together as a family. Imagine, not only will your kids *want* to sightsee, together you'll uncover the intriguing histories of sights like the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Palais Royal, Notre Dame, and many more.Say "au revoir" to a trip filled with the stress of keeping everyone entertained, instead say "bonjour" to a memorable family vacation, with your kids actively engaged in exploring the wonders of Paris with you.
Paris, I Love You but You're Bringing Me Down
Author: Rosecrans Baldwin
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1429942738
Pages: 304
Year: 2012-04-24
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A self-described Francophile from when he was little, Rosecrans Baldwin always dreamed of living in Paris—drinking le café, eating les croissants, walking in les jardins—so when an opportunity presented itself to work for an advertising agency in Paris, he couldn't turn it down. Despite the fact that he had no experience in advertising. And despite the fact that he barely spoke French. After an unimaginable amount of red tape and bureaucracy, Rosecrans and his wife packed up their Brooklyn apartment and left the Big Apple for the City of Light. But when they arrived, things were not eactly what Rosecrans remembered from a family vacation when he was nine years old. Paris, I Love You but You're Bringing Me Down is a nimble comic account of observing the French capital from the inside out. It is an exploration of the Paris of Sarkozy, text-message romances, smoking bans, and a McDonald's beneath the Louvre—the story of an American who arrives loving Paris all out of proportion, but finds life there to be completely unlike what he expected. Over eighteen months, Rosecrans must rely on his dogged American optimism to get him through some very unromantic situations—at work (writing booklets on how to breast-feed, raise, and nurture children), at home (trying to finish writing his first novel in an apartment surrounded on all sides by construction workers), and at every confusing French dinner party in between. An offbeat update to the expat canon, Paris, I Love You is a book about a young man finding his preconceptions replaced by the oddities of a vigorous, nervy city—which is just what he needs to fall in love with Paris for the second time.
Paris: Les Boulevards
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Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 0847845044
Pages: 8
Year: 2015-03-31
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Pulled from the shelf of a rare-book store, Paris: Les Boulevards is a true gem that was forgotten for well over a century but will now enchant readers once again in this charming edition. The romantic buildings and vibrant street culture of Paris make it one of the most enjoyable cities in the world for strolling and people watching. This volume by Charles Franck captures just that feeling through delicate drawings that evoke the panoramic cityscapes-- with eleven pull-out gatefolds-- of the most gorgeous Parisian boulevards in Victorian-era illustrations.
The Fall of Paris
Author: Alistair Horne
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141939176
Pages: 480
Year: 2007-07-05
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The collapse of France in 1870 had an overwhelming impact – on Paris, on France and on the rest of the world. People everywhere saw Paris as the centre of Europe and the hub of culture, fashion and invention. Suddenly France, not least to the disbelief of her own citizens, was gripped in the vice of the Iron Chancellor’s armies and forced to surrender on humiliating terms. In this brilliant study of the Siege and its aftermath, Alistair Horne evokes the high drama of those ten fantastic months and the spiritual agony which Paris and the Parisians suffered. The Fall of Paris is the first part of the trilogy including To Lose a Battle and The Price of Glory (already available in Penguin).
Extraordinary Theory of Objects
Author: Stephanie LaCava
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062223666
Pages: 224
Year: 2012-12-04
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It's Girl Interrupted meets Miranda July—with a touch of Joan Didion—in this captivating collection of original essays revolving around a young American girl's coming of age in Paris. As an adolescent in a foreign country, Stephanie LaCava found an unconventional way to deal with her social awkwardness and feelings of uncertainty about the future by taking solace from the strange and beautiful objects she came across in her daily life. Filled with beautiful illustrations and providing a retrospective of nineties fashion and culture, An Extraordinary Theory of Objects: A Memoir of an Outsider in Paris is sure to be a collector's item for Francophiles or anyone who has ever found security in the strangest of places.
Framing French Culture
Author: Peter Poiana, Natalie Edwards, Ben McCann
Publisher: University of Adelaide Press
ISBN: 1922064874
Pages: 290
Year: 2015-08-15
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Throughout this book, the concept of framing is used to look at art, photography, scientific drawings and cinema as visually constituted, spatially bounded productions. The way these genres relate to that which exists beyond the frame, by means of plastic, chemically transposed, pencil-sketched or moving images allows us to decipher the particular language of the visual and at the same time circumscribe the dialectic between presence and absence that is proper to all visual media. Yet, these kinds of re-framing owe their existence to the ruptures and upheavals that marked the demise of certain discursive systems in the past, announcing the emergence of others that were in turn overturned.
Valode & Pistre Architects
Author: Philip Jodidio
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3764379073
Pages: 240
Year: 2006-03-17
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The firm of Denis Valode and Jean Pistre, which has been practicing for 25 years, entered upon a new phase of its career in 1992, when the architects — in cooperation with the landscape architect Kathryn Gustafson — received the Equerre d’argent prize of the journal Le Moniteur for the L’Oréal corporate headquarters outside Paris. Their predominantly large-scale projects are distinguished by their high degree of diversity. For some years, Valode & Pistre have not only been practicing in France, their native country, but also maintain offices in Germany, Italy, Great Britain, Russia, Mexico, China, and elsewhere. This book contains detailed presentations of 18 projects by Valode & Pistre, with documentation focusing on the specific working and design methods of the architects. Projects presented include the Renault Technocentre in Guyancourt, France; the Las Mercedes business park in Madrid, Spain; a group of office and hotel towers in Beijing, China; and the Hyatt Hotel in Ekaterinburg, Russia. Die Karriere des seit 25 Jahren praktizierenden Büros von Denis Valode und Jean Pistre trat 1992 in eine neue Phase, als die Architekten – in Kooperation mit der Landschaftsarchitektin Kathryn Gustafson – für den Firmensitz von l Oréal bei Paris den Equerre d argent-Preis erhielten, den bedeutendsten Architekturpreis Frankreichs. Ihre zumeist großmaßstäblichen Projekte zeichnen sich durch eine weite Vielfalt aus. Seit einigen Jahren praktizieren Valode & Pistre nicht nur in ihrem Mutterland Frankreich, sondern unterhalten Büros in Spanien und Polen und sind mit ihren Projekten u.a. auch in Deutschland, Italien, Großbritannien, Rußland, Mexiko und China vertreten. Das Buch stellt etwa 18 Projekte von Valode & Pistre ausführlich dar, wobei die spezifische Arbeitsweise und die Entwurfsmethoden im Mittelpunkt der Dokumentation stehen. Zu den vorgestellten Projekten gehören u.a das Renault-Technozentrum in Guyancourt, Frankreich, der Büropark Cristalia in Madrid, Spanien, ein Büro- und Hotelturm in Peking, China und ein Handelszentrum in Sankt Petersburg, Rußland.
Turner Classic Movies Presents Leonard Maltin's Classic Movie Guide
Author: Leonard Maltin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698197291
Pages: 864
Year: 2015-09-29
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The definitive guide to classic films from one of America's most trusted film critics Thanks to Netflix and cable television, classic films are more accessible than ever. Now co-branded with Turner Classic Movies, Leonard Maltin’s Classic Movie Guide covers films from Hollywood and around the world, from the silent era through 1965, and from The Maltese Falcon to Singin’ in the Rain and Godzilla, King of the Monsters! Thoroughly revised and updated, and featuring expanded indexes, a list of Maltin’s personal recommendations, and three hundred new entries—including many offbeat and obscure films—this new edition is a must-have companion for every movie lover. From the Trade Paperback edition.
In Love in New York
Author: Caitlin Leffel, Jacob Lehman
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
ISBN: 0789329093
Pages: 208
Year: 2015-01-13
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New York is a city for lovers: In Love in New York guides the reader to the most romantic sights and destinations the city has to offer. Whether you want to watch the sun rise over the East River like Woody and Diane or enjoy a Cary Grant/Deborah Kerr moment at the top of the Empire State Building, there is no greater city than New York for couples in love. The book begins with "first impressions," the iconic New York sights that never fail to dazzle: the skyline (and the best places to view it), the most beautiful blocks and neighborhoods, the famous views (rooftops, bridges, riverside parks). Chapters follow on great date ideas, including destination museums and unusual "dinner-and-a-movie/theater" combinations. For readers ready to commit, the authors detail the best proposal spots; where to go ring shopping; the coolest places to register for gifts; and information about the legal requirements for marrying in the city (gay and straight), including a rundown on the classic City Hall wedding—with the best places to buy flowers and to celebrate afterwards, naturally. There are also ideas for planning honeymoons and anniversaries. Throughout, sidebars offer romantic options such as wonderful bars with fireplaces, the prettiest park benches, great New York literary and film affairs to inspire your visit, and romantic day trips within and near the five boroughs. From champagne on the Peninsula rooftop in midtown to ice skating in Bryant Park, In Love in New York is the perfect gift for any couple dreaming of experiencing the romance of New York.
Bistronomy
Author: Jane Sigal
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
ISBN: 0847846105
Pages: 240
Year: 2015
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Finalist for the IACP Cookbook Award, Chefs and Restaurants French food reimagined by a new generation of chefs. There is a new movement afoot in Paris. Young chefs have turned their backs on stuffiness and are creating an experience that is more fun and a lot less formal. In tiny independent bistros mostly on the outskirts of the city, they are turning out fantastically inventive food that bypasses many of the old sauces and relies instead on the vibrancy of responsibly sourced ingredients. Because they are working in tiny kitchens with little or no staff, advance preparation is esteemed. (Good news for the home cook looking to crib kitchen notes.) Among their tricks (which could fit easily into anyone's repertoire) are finding inspired uses for humble root vegetables like rutabaga and parsnips, presenting a vegetable raw and cooked in the same dish, and revitalizing the classic crumble for dessert. In Bistronomy, Jane Sigal captures these chefs' creative approach, culling recipes that translate their genius in ways the home cook can achieve. From L'Ami Jean's chef Stéphane Jégo comes the soulful but unexpected Winter Squash Soup, accented with a cocoa whipped cream. Haricots Verts Salad with Strawberries and Feta is a charmer from Atsumi Sota at Clown Bar. And there is the showstopping Cherry and Beet Pavlova from Sean Kelly. The more than one hundred dishes in Bistronomy prove that these Paris bistros have become the idea factories of the culinary world. Like a trip to Paris, Bistronomy will make you fall in love with French cooking all over again.