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The Resource Curiosities of Paris : an idiosyncratic guide to overlooked delights... hidden in plain sight, Dominique Lesbros ; translated by Simon Beaver

Curiosities of Paris : an idiosyncratic guide to overlooked delights... hidden in plain sight, Dominique Lesbros ; translated by Simon Beaver

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Curiosities of Paris : an idiosyncratic guide to overlooked delights... hidden in plain sight
Title
Curiosities of Paris
Title remainder
an idiosyncratic guide to overlooked delights... hidden in plain sight
Statement of responsibility
Dominique Lesbros ; translated by Simon Beaver
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"This absorbing compendium is an essential addition to the library of the armchair traveler and flaneur alike. Lavishly illustrated with 800 color photographs, this fact-packed treasury leads readers through the streets of Paris and, by pointing out unique locations and architectural oddities, as well as utilitarian objects whose functions have long been obscured with the passage of time, reveals a previously unnoticed city. Organized by subject--fountains and wells; centuries-old shop signs; vestiges of wars and ancient Egypt; hotels of legend; civic measurement devices; traces of rites and superstitions; remarkable trees; sundials and meridians; equestrian Paris; romantic ruins; unusual tombs, stairways, and passageways; religious relics; mosaics; public barometers and thermometers; and hundreds more urban elements and anachronisms--this delightful guide deepens the reader's knowledge and appreciation of Paris through the centuries. In the introduction to her unusual encyclopedia of the Parisian streetscape, Dominique Lesbros writes, "a city is nothing if not a vast cabinet of curiosities." Entrez! The book also includes three themed walks (along the city's ancient walls, in the steps of Quasimodo, and through the French Revolution), as well as an index of street names"--
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Lesbros, Dominique
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Beaver, Simon.
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  • Curiosities and wonders
  • Paris (France)
  • Paris (France)
  • Paris (France)
Label
Curiosities of Paris : an idiosyncratic guide to overlooked delights... hidden in plain sight, Dominique Lesbros ; translated by Simon Beaver
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Paris, equine capital -- The City of Light -- On the trail of the city walls -- In search of lost time -- Remarkable trees -- The Quasimodo tour -- Springs eternal -- Urban signage -- Architectural oddities -- Romantic ruins -- Revolutionary Paris -- Wounds of war -- Curious tombs -- The people's devotion -- Superstitions & pagan rites -- Surprising & shocking sculptures -- A fabulous urban menagerie -- Ceramics & mosaics -- Antique & suspended signs -- A new lease on life -- Au fur et a mesure -- Egyptian Paris -- Metro memorabilia -- Hotels of legend -- Whispering walls -- The last of the Mohicans -- So what's that for?
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
236 pages
Isbn
9781681371108
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016055916
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)957744553
  • (OCoLC)ocn957744553
  • 949713
Label
Curiosities of Paris : an idiosyncratic guide to overlooked delights... hidden in plain sight, Dominique Lesbros ; translated by Simon Beaver
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Paris, equine capital -- The City of Light -- On the trail of the city walls -- In search of lost time -- Remarkable trees -- The Quasimodo tour -- Springs eternal -- Urban signage -- Architectural oddities -- Romantic ruins -- Revolutionary Paris -- Wounds of war -- Curious tombs -- The people's devotion -- Superstitions & pagan rites -- Surprising & shocking sculptures -- A fabulous urban menagerie -- Ceramics & mosaics -- Antique & suspended signs -- A new lease on life -- Au fur et a mesure -- Egyptian Paris -- Metro memorabilia -- Hotels of legend -- Whispering walls -- The last of the Mohicans -- So what's that for?
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
236 pages
Isbn
9781681371108
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016055916
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)957744553
  • (OCoLC)ocn957744553
  • 949713

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