Paris: The City of Lights -

Paris: The City of Lights


ISBN: 9788829701056
Format: Hardback
Publication Date: 2019

$39.95


Please Note: While we endeavour to have all books on our website in stock, in the event that a book has sold out, we will advise you and, if requested, have the book supplied as soon as possible. The price and availability of books are subject to change. Call or email us for confirmation.


$9.00 postage - For any number of books, anywhere in Australia

$9.00 postage

For any number of books, anywhere in Australia

Children’s book author and illustrator extraordinaire Dario Cestaro (born 1971) presents the beauty of Paris through the spectacular paper architecture of a pop-up book. Cestaro takes young—and young at heart—readers through a fascinating journey through Paris’ most famous buildings: the Eiffel Tower, the Bourse de Commerce, the Louvre, the cathedral of Notre-Dame, the Centre Pompidou and the Arc de Triomphe. This lively tour through Cestaro’s colorful pages is enlivened by short texts and sweet anecdotes that tell a history of the city through its most iconic buildings. Readers will learn about the construction of the Eiffel Tower for the 1889 World’s Fair, designed by the well-known “architect of iron” after whom it is named; the pre- and post-Revolutionary histories of the Louvre and the Jardin des Tuileries, given first to princes and then to the people; Tadao Ando’s painstaking restoration of the 18th-century Bourse de Commerce to turn it into a contemporary art gallery, and much more. Cestaro’s tour through Paris follows the publication of similar volumes on other great European cities: Venice, Florence, Milan and Rome. Cestaro’s captivating drawings will help even the youngest readers to recognize the main features of the city, and offer a special glimpse of the city’s landscape and history.

There are no reviews for this product.

Write a review