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Paris in Print

The Paris of Toulouse-LautrecThe Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec
Modern Taste: Art Deco in Paris 1910-1935Modern Taste: Art Deco in Paris 1910-1935
Paris Metro PhotoParis Metro Photo
Shakespeare and Company, ParisShakespeare and Company, Paris
Last Nights of ParisLast Nights of Paris
Sophie Calle: The Address BookSophie Calle: The Address Book
Robert Frank: ParisRobert Frank: Paris
Juergen Teller & Nicolas Ghesquière: I Just Arrived in ParisJuergen Teller & Nicolas Ghesquière: I Just Arrived in Paris
Beauty Is in the StreetBeauty Is in the Street
Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to LightHenri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light

The Paris of Toulouse-LautrecThe Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec

Prints and Posters From The Museum of Modern Art

Published by The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Text by Sarah Suzuki.

Toulouse-Lautrec’ s renowned prints and posters, contextualized within the milieu from which they arose

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Modern Taste: Art Deco in Paris 1910-1935Modern Taste: Art Deco in Paris 1910-1935

Published by Fundación Juan March.
Edited by Tim Benton, Manuel Fontán del Junco, María Zozaya. Text by Tim Benton, José Miguel Marinas, Emmanuel Bréon, Francisco Javier Pérez Roja, Ghislaine Wood, Tag Gronberg, Évelyne Possémé, Hélène Andrieux, Agnès Callu, Carole Aurouet.

The definitive book on Art Deco: an elegant large-format hardcover with hundreds of museum-quality color reproductions featuring exquisite examples of Art Deco jewellery, ceramics, laquer, fashion, textiles, graphic design and art work

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Fundación Juan March

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Hardcover, 9.5 x 11.5 in. / 540 pgs / 600 color / 100 bw.

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Paris Metro PhotoParis Metro Photo

Published by Actes Sud.

From Brassaï to William Klein: a luxurious homage to the world's most iconic subway

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Actes Sud

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Hardcover, 10.25 x 10.25 in. / 348 pgs / 250 color.

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Shakespeare and Company, ParisShakespeare and Company, Paris

A History of the Rag & Bone Shop of the Heart

Published by Shakespeare and Company Paris.
Edited with introduction by Krista Halverson. Foreword by Jeanette Winterson. Epilogue by Sylvia Whitman.

A copiously illustrated account of the famed Paris bookstore on its 65th anniversary

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Shakespeare and Company Paris

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Hardcover, 6.25 x 9.5 in. / 384 pgs / 225 color.

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Last Nights of ParisLast Nights of Paris

Published by Exact Change.
By Philippe Soupault. Translated by William Carlos Williams.

Written in 1928 by one of the founders of the Surrealist movement, and translated the following year by William Carlos Williams (the two had been introduced in Paris by a mutual friend), Last Nights of Paris is related to Surrealist novels such as Nadja and Paris Peasant, but also to the American expatriate novels of its day such as Day of the Locust. The story concerns the narrator's obsession with a woman who leads him into an underworld that promises to reveal the secrets of the city itself ... and in Williams' wonderfully direct translation it reads like a lost Great American Novel. A vivid portrait of the city that entranced both its native writers and the Americans who traveled to it in the 20s, Last Nights of Paris is a rare collaboration between the literary circles at the root of both French and American Modernism.

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Sophie Calle: The Address BookSophie Calle: The Address Book

Published by Siglio.

The Address Book, a key and controversial work in Sophie Calle's oeuvre, lies at the epicenter of many layers of reality and fiction. Having found a lost address book on the street in Paris, Calle copied the pages before returning it anonymously to its owner. She then embarked on a search to come to know this stranger by contacting listed individuals--in essence, following him through the map of his acquaintances. Originally published as a serial in the newspaper Libération over the course of one month, her incisive written accounts with friends, family and colleagues, juxtaposed with photographs, yield vivid subjective impressions of the address book's owner, Pierre D., while also suggesting ever more complicated stories as information is parsed and withheld by the people she encounters. Collaged through a multitude of details--from the banal to the luminous, this fragile and strangely intimate portrait of Pierre D. is a prism through which to see the desire for, and the elusivity of, knowledge. Upon learning of this work and its publication in the newspaper, Pierre D. expressed his anger, and Calle agreed not to republish the work until after his death. Until then, The Address Book had only been described in English--as the work of the character Maria Turner, whom Paul Auster based on Calle in his novel Leviathan; and in Double Game, Calle's monograph which converses with Auster's novel. This is the first trade publication in English of The Address Book (Gemini G.E.L. in Los Angeles released a suite of lithographs modeled on the original tabloid pages from Libération in an edition of 24). The book has the physical weight and feel of an actual address book with a new design of text and images which allow the story to unfold and be savored by the reader.

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Siglio

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Hardcover, 5.25 x 7.5 in. / 104 pgs / 2 color / 26 bw.

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Robert Frank: ParisRobert Frank: Paris

Published by Steidl.
Edited by Robert Frank, Ute Eskildsen.

A portrait of Paris during the early 1950s

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Steidl

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Clothbound, 7.5 x 8.75 in. / 108 pgs / 80 tritone.

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Juergen Teller & Nicolas Ghesquière: I Just Arrived in ParisJuergen Teller & Nicolas Ghesquière: I Just Arrived in Paris

Published by Steidl.
Interview with Juergen Teller and Nicolas Ghesquière by Sylvia Jorif.

On 5 March 2014, Juergen Teller photographed the eagerly anticipated first collection by Nicolas Ghesquière as the new artistic director of Louis Vuitton. In his inimitable style, Teller visualizes the designer’s ambitious manifesto for the luxury house: “Louis Vuitton is a land of contrasts. A time-honored and noble legacy is kept alive by a yearning for discovery and exploration. Coursing boldly and imaginatively through the decades, Louis Vuitton refreshes the world of fashion with an untiring ebb and flow of retrospective and fresh perspective.… This initial collection tells a tale of expertise made possible by innovative techniques. It focuses on the highlights and remains open to interpretation. Living proof that today’s ‘timeless’ was at one time seen as innovative. In this collection, the timeless is now.” This book is a collaboration between two of the most influential vanguards working in contemporary fashion. Teller’s candid unadorned aesthetic perfectly complements the restrained luxury of Ghesquière’s fashion, marking the beginning of a new chapter in the rich history of Louis Vuitton.

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Boxed, 10.25 x 13 in. / 48 pgs / illustrated throughout.

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Beauty Is in the StreetBeauty Is in the Street

A Visual Record of the May '68 Paris Uprising

Published by Four Corners Books.
Edited by Johan Kugelberg, Philippe Vermès.

In May 1968, thousands of workers and students took to the streets of Paris, provoking an unprecedented wave of strikes, walkouts and demonstrations. The confrontations between police and protesters led to a general strike of eleven million workers that brought the country to a virtual standstill and nearly toppled Charles de Gaulle's government. The faculty and student body of the Ecole des Beaux Arts were among the strikers, and a number of the students met spontaneously in the college's lithographic department to produce the first poster of the revolt, which bore the declaration “Usines, Universités, Union” (“Factories and universities unite,” loosely translated). From this initiative was born the Atelier Populaire (or “popular workshop” ), a collective of print shops that produced hundreds of posters to encourage the protestors and to report on police brutality. These posters included many of the often Situationist-inspired mottos for which May '68 is remembered today, such as “Be young and shut up” and “return to normal” (accompanied by a picture of a herd of sheep). Beauty Is in the Street reproduces more than 200 of these posters in full color, which have since become landmarks in political art and graphic design. Also included is a thumbnail index of an additional 411 posters; a wealth of archival documentary photographs and new translations of firsthand accounts of the clashes between the students and strikers and the police, many published in English for the first time; and an introduction by Philippe Vermès, one of the founders of the Atelier Populaire.

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Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to LightHenri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light

Published by The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Edited by Barry Bergdoll, Corinne Bélier and Marc le Coeur. Text by Neil Levine, David van Zanten, Martin Bressani, Sigrid de Jong, Bertrand Lemoine, Marie-Hélène de la Mure.

Henri Labrouste is one of the few nineteenth-century architects consistently lionized as a precursor of modern architecture throughout the twentieth century and into our own time. The two magisterial glass-and-iron reading rooms he built in Paris gave form to the idea of the modern library as a collective civic space. His influence was both immediate and long-lasting, not only on the development of the modern library but also on the exploration of new paradigms of space, materials and luminosity in places of great public assembly. Published to accompany the first exhibition devoted to Labrouste in the United States--and the first anywhere in the world in nearly 40 years--this publication presents nearly 225 works in all media, including drawings, watercolors, vintage and modern photographs, film stills and architectural models. Essays by a range of international architecture scholars explore Labrouste’s work and legacy through a variety of approaches.

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