After A Thousand Buildings of New York, a tribute to the Ville Lumière that attracts tourists from all over the world.
[A Thousand Buildings of Paris] Each of these thousand Paris buildings is presented with a photograph of the complete building or a particular detail, and a short but informative description highlighting its history and special features. Through the detailed mapping of its buildings, arrondissement by arrondissement, this volume pays homage to a city that has no equal as far as its remarkable riches and varied architectural landscape are concerned. The monuments, squares, picturesque views and the grandiose scale of Haussmann’s urban plan, make it a walker’s paradise. While strolling through the streets, a thousand years of architecture pass in front of your eyes: the austere late-medieval architecture, the precious gems of dazzling Gothic, the late-Renaissance public buildings, the elegant squares, the unmistakable hôtels particuliers of the seventeenth and eighteenth century, the floral Art Nouveau, and even the bold contemporary architecture, in a city that has always dared to innovate.