Yvon's Paris

by Yvon, 1886-1969.

Format: Print Book 2010
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library Second Floor Oversize q DC707.Y86 2010
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Second Floor Oversize
 
Call Number  q DC707.Y86 2010
 
 
Summary
The photographer Pierre Yves-Petit, who called himself "Yvon," wandered the streets of Paris between the world wars looking for the moment when the shifting light and clouds would perfectly reveal the city's ephemeral, iconic beauty. The dramatic images of the city and its people that he made during those years would become the most popular postcards in France. They can still be bought today on Parisian quais and are eagerly sought by collectors.



With an eye for startling viewpoints and unusual weather conditions, Yvon photographed the city awakening at dawn, in the shimmering afterglow of rain, or seen over the shoulder of a gargoyle high atop a cathedral. Yvon's Paris reproduces more than one hundred of his loveliest images, many made from recently discovered glass negatives. This elegant and poetic collection captures the magic of Paris at its most photogenic--the way many of us romantically wish it still were.
Additional Information
Subjects Yvon, -- 1886-1969.
Postcards -- France -- Paris.
Paris (France) -- Pictorial works.
Publisher New York :W.W. Norton,2010
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Stevens, Robert (Robert B.), 1951-
Language English
Description 144 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9780393051483 (hardcover)
039305148X (hardcover)
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