by William Scheller
Spectacular Paris (Rizzoli Classics)
About the Book
An outstanding gift or souvenir in a new affordable package, Spectacular Paris celebrates all that shines in the wonderful City of Light. In this celebration and photographic portrait, Spectacular Paris brings the best of this awe-inspiring city into sharp focus, capturing the unending beauty, lure, culture, and magnificence of this unique city. Paris is home to some of the world's greatest landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Cathedral of Notre-Dame, and the Pantheon. There is hardly any corner in Paris where you are not confronted with beauty and decor: it is layered with architectural history and culture, and has magnificently decorated buildings of royal, religious, and secular purpose at every turn and corner. Ancient, Gothic, Renaissance, baroque, and modern architecture meld together in a city laid out upon the banks of the Seine. This is the perfect book for those who have been captured by the romance and beauty of Paris.
About the Author
William G. Scheller is the author or coauthor of more than twenty books. He is a contributing editor for Islands magazine and Coastal Living magazine, among many others.
Contributors & Creatives
Jean-Luc Bertini (Photographer), Arnaud Frich (Photographer), Jacques Lebar (Photographer), Rosine Mazin (Photographer)
“This oversized book offers a visual feast of the City of Light. Some 200 full-page photographs capture quintessentially Parisian images
“If you live in Paris, this is the book to dive into after too many grey skies have caused you to overlook centuries-old buildings
It’s the book to buy your parents before they visit; after reading it, they won’t have to lug their guidebook
the architectural wonders of the first eight arrondissements are bathed in golden light, make the book a sore of museum in itself.”The ParisBlog
“If ever more evidence were needed that Paris is the most beautiful city in the world, Spectacular Paris is it. The elegant coffee-table book captures the city’s streets, squares, gardens, fountains, monumentsand its famous lights at night. The fabulous photos are preceded by a fascinating section documenting the city’s history with maps, paintings, and manuscript illuminations. C’est magnifique.”France Today