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5.0 étoiles sur 5ABOVE AND BEYOND8 mars 2007
Par Allen Stagl - Publié sur Amazon.com
This is above and beyond any guide book i have seen. The Michelin Green Guide, Paris, has good introductory essays and synopses of all significant sites, whereas Ayers gives extensive historical, architectural, construction and descriptive detail of every site in every arrondissement as well as 18 Ile de France destinations, not just the 16 pages on Versailles; all presented with a definite, though unobtrusive, aesthetic point of view (or maybe i just happen to agree with him). In addition, there are masterly synthesis essays on urban development, housing, metro/RER, arcades and passages, bridges and street furniture. Not for quick reading or casual tourism, despite its "intended use in the field ... [or] the armchair," this book is suitable for upper division undergrad and graduate courses... or anyone who really loves Paris.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5In-depth and helpfully organized!17 novembre 2006
Par Pseudonym - Publié sur Amazon.com
As an architectural history major, I find this to be a seminal guide to the architecture of Paris. Besides the in-depth descriptions that tell you more than just "built in 1860 by Charles Garnier," the book is helpfully organized by arrondissement (neighborhood) to make any self-guided walking tour an educational itinerary of your choice.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5Best archi book on best city.13 octobre 2010
Par Dr. M. R. James - Publié sur Amazon.com
I second the review by Alan Stegl. I wish I had this book when I lived in Paris because on my last visit, there was barely enough time to scratch the surface. But it is an appropriate size to carry with you everywhere (unlike the 1000 Buildings of Paris). It is immensely readable and gives me great vicarious travel experiences. Next time I will be better prepared and informed.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5PARIS27 mars 2006
Par Shannon Deason - Publié sur Amazon.com
Paris is so blessed with wonderful architecture, be it from the time of Louis XIV or Chirac. This guide is very current and well researched and the images really pop. Paris is layed out so well and its buildings take advantage of the sight lines. Paris had been relatively lucky with modern buildings, for the most part they have not infringed on Paris's great historic buildings; thank you La Defense. Thank God, after the hideous intrusion on Montparnasse of that huge modern tower, the city set up stringent rules and created La Defense on the western city limits..ah the French, they are great at the aesthetics. If you have any interest in this singular city, then I highly recommend this wonderful book.
4.0 étoiles sur 5Excellent guide to Paris architecture28 avril 2014
Par Anthony W. Robins - Publié sur Amazon.com
A friend (fellow architecture buff) recommended this book to me as the best available such guide, and I spent three weeks following it around Paris. Only complaint - maybe a new edition could fix this? - is that there are no maps, or instructions on how to walk from one site to the next, making it unnecessarily difficult to use. But otherwise, it's terrific.