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Description - My Paris Sketchbook by Alain Bouldouyre

The wonders of Paris rarely fail to delight both visitors and inhabitants alike. Like many before him, artist and long-time resident Alain Bouldouyre has been utterly lost to the charms of the City of Lights. My Paris Sketchbook documents his deep affinity for the capital through an enchanting selection of watercolor sketches. Bouldouyre takes us on a very personal tour, visiting both the well-known and less-frequented streets and sites that the capital has to offer, from the rue Marbeuf at dawn to breakfast at the Ritz, a stroll over Alexander III bridge to through the legendary Saint-Germain district, and on to the Pantheon. We also take in Notre Dame: both the cathedral itself and the resident pigeons that roost in the medieval buttresses. My Paris Sketchbook evokes the true character of the city - its particular palette of colors, its imposing historical architecture punctuated with occasional contemporary interludes, and the eternal romance of the Seine and its banks. This book will be a treasured addition to the library of any Paris lover, while amateur watercolor painters will appreciate the artist's characterful mastery of this highly popular medium.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9782080111371
ISBN-10: 208011137X
Format: Hardback
Pages: 136
Imprint: Flammarion
Publisher: Editions Flammarion
Publish Date: 2-Mar-2003
Country of Publication: France

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Author Biography - Alain Bouldouyre

Alain Bouldouyre is an illustrator. He is artistic director of Senso magazine. He has illustrated numerous travel guides published by Arthaud/Flammarion in his native France. Christophe Auduraud is a film critic and novelist, and a past scholar of the Villa Medicis, the French cultural institute in Rome.