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Portrait of a City


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A city built on two millennia of history, Paris is entering the third century of its Love story with photography. It was on the banks of the Seine that Niepce and Daguerre officially gave birth to this new art that has flourished ever since developing a distinctive language and becoming a vital tool of knowledge.

Paris: Portrait of a City recounts the history of the city in photographs ranging from Daguerre's early incunabula to the most recent images a span of over a century and a half of transformations.

This book brings together the past and the present, the monumental and the everyday, objects and people. Images captured by the most illustrious photographers—Marville, Atget, Lartigue, Brassaï, Doisneau, Cartier-Bresson and many more

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