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Paris: Portrait of a City Hardcover – Jan 24 2012
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About the Author
Jean Claude Gautrand, born in 1932, is one of France’s most distinguished experts on photography. An active photographer since 1960, he has also made a name for himself as a historian, journalist and critic, with numerous publications. He is the author of the TASCHEN books Paris mon amour (1999), Doisneau (2003), Brassaï (2004), Ronis (2005) and Paris, Portrait of a City (2011).
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Well, even if you have kids, honestly, a shot of a woman with her derrière and one breast exposed is hardly scandalous and certainly not pornographic. Crass? Cliché? Ok, but that's about it. This is otherwise an amazing photographic history of Paris and very worthy of a place on your shelf or coffee table. I've just received the New York book in this series and can't wait to order the Los Angles one as well.
As a publisher, Taschen has sacrificed...I dunno...taste? class?...in recent years. Like other art publishers, it doesn't shy away from darker themed books, even giving pride of place to human genitalia, so the original choice of Madame Boobery for the Paris cover was hardly surprising. I'm happy to report though that for this series at least, the practice of stamping "25 Years" all over it's books to celebrate the their silver jubilee has finally been retired.
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