Montmartre

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In the second portrait of his series Great Parisian Neighborhoods, award-winning raconteur John Baxter leads us on a whirlwind tour of Montmartre, the hill-top village that fired the greatest achievements of modern art while also provoking bloody revolution and the sexual misbehavior that made Paris synonymous with sin High on the northern edge of Paris, Montmartre has always attracted bohemians, political radicals, the searchers for artistic inspiration as well as those hungry for pleasure. In its winding, windmill-shadowed streets, which, only fifty years before, saw the anarchist rising of the Commune, Renoir, Picasso and van Gogh seized a similar freedom to remake painting, while, in the tenderloin of Pigalle, Toulouse-Lautrec drew the cancan dancers of the Moulin Rouge, celebrating a hedonism that titillated the world, In Montmartre, bestselling author and IACP Award winner John Baxter lifts the curtain on a district that visitors to Paris seldom see. From the tumbledown workshops of the Bateau Lavoir in which Picasso and Braque created Cubism to Clichy's Cabaret of Nothingness where guests dined at coffins under lamps of human bones, the whole of this mysterious enclave is ours to explore. For visitors and armchair travelers alike, Montmartre captures the excitement and scandal of a fascinating quarter that condenses the elusive perfumes, colors and songs of Paris. show more

Book details

EAN

9780062431899

Classifications

France
Travel and holiday guides

Format

Paperback / softback

Number of pages

256 pages

Weight(g)

182g

Dimensions(mm)

183 x 127 x 18

Publication date

2017-05-18

Publisher

HarperCollins Publishers Inc

Readership

General (US: Trade)

Series

Great Parisian Neighborhoods

Series Editor

Imprint

-

Publication City/Country

United States

Language

English

EAN 9780062431899
Classification France
Travel and holiday guides
Format Paperback / softback
Number of pages 256 pages
Weight(g) 182g
Dimensions(mm) 183 x 127 x 18
Publication date 2017-05-18
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Readership General (US: Trade)
Series Great Parisian Neighborhoods
Series Editor
Imprint -
Publication City/Country United States
Language: English

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