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I originally downloaded a sample to my kindle but decided to purchase hardback due to its photo content. Unfortunately, pale grey print on white paper does not work for me and I was unable to actually read this book. The book was smaller than I thought; more large fiction size than coffee-table. The paper quality was poor; a matt finish which dulled the photos.
Due to the undersized, unreadable font, I returned the book. Amazon's refund system is easy, fast and efficient.
I love this book! I learned about it through the mysterious meandering magic of Instagram. And I bought it because I was curious what someone would have to say about what's new and fresh about a city I love visiting. I was not expecting such an amazing book.
The exploration of the changing scenes of food, coffee, patisserie, cocktails, shopping and more is so well researched and well written that it's joy to read. There's plenty of gorgeous photography to feed our now insatiable appetite for imagery. It's so much more than a travel guide; it's an insight to the evolution of Paris through each of these lenses. And as a bonus you learn about all the interesting and forward thinking renegades dragging a traditional culture into the future.
I used it to help plan my most recent visit to Paris and it was a faithful advisor to a wonderful experience. I'm looking forward to another visit to continue to explore the New Paris that is there to be discovered.
Lindsey has captured a pivotal moment in Parisian life, just at the right time, and has done so brilliantly. The sense of the replacing of the old guard with fresh, vibrant, young talent could not have been captured better. As we travel to Paris every year, the feeling is palpable but beautifully expressed in this lovely book. I can't recommend it highly enough, even if the reader simply wants to dip into it or live vicariously in the City of Light.
It came on time, and I was anxiously waiting for it! It was beautiful, the book is heavy and hardback with gorgeous photos, loads of information and detailed descriptions of all the places. Definitely recommend to anyone wanting to visit Paris or anyone who loves aesthetically pleasing images like these or someone who just wishes they were there.