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Paris in Store

Valérie Weill, Philippe Chancel

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A unique collection of 100 Paris shops and shop windows

Overview

This is a picture of Paris as the city is today – but it is also a record of a disappearing world that is fast being replaced by the uniformity of the high street and the ubiquity of the chainstore.

This lovely book presents a unique collection of 100 wonderfully evocative photographs of Paris shops and shop windows accompanied by their own individual business cards. From the bizarre to the banal, each has a story to tell – the bookshop L’Introuvable specializes in crime and tries to recreate the atmosphere of a detective novel; the boutique Repetto captures childhood dreams of ballet; a shoe repairer displays rubber boots along its shelves; the shoe shop with the kitsch fake forest in the background almost invites you to go for a walk.

This is a book for lovers of Paris, lovers of shopping and lovers of 'found' style.

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Reviews

'More than a mere snapshot of Paris’s alternative retail tradition … a delight'
Wallpaper*

'By turns surreal, fanciful, funny and sad, they remind us that even amidst the glass and concrete of our modern cities, there is plenty of beauty to be found'
Voyager

Further Details

Specifications

Format: PLC (no jacket)

Size: 13.7 x 21.0 cm

Extent: 224 pp

Publication date: 27 September 2004

ISBN: 9780500511862

About the Author

Valérie Weill is a photo stylist who has worked for top fashion magazines, including Marie-Claire and Biba.

Photographer Philippe Chancel has worked all over the world and specializes in modern art.

List of Contributors

Philippe Arbaïzar