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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

Label
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
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • 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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DLC
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Lesbros, Dominique,
Dewey number
914.4/361048412
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DC708
LC item number
.L397 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • 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
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
English edition.
Extent
236 pages
Isbn
9781681371108
Lccn
2016055916
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocn957744553
  • (OCoLC)957744553
  • 2051136
Label
Curiosities of Paris : an idiosyncratic guide to overlooked delights ... hidden in plain sight, Dominique Lesbros ; translated by Simon Beaver
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
English edition.
Extent
236 pages
Isbn
9781681371108
Lccn
2016055916
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocn957744553
  • (OCoLC)957744553
  • 2051136

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