Stroll through the streets of Paris from your couch
When Frenchmen Joseph Nicéphore Niépce and Louis Daguerre were developing the technology to take permanent photographs in Paris, the pair could not have chosen a more photogenic city to use as their muse.
Since then, every side of Paris has been etched onto film and splayed across the globe – much to the delight of Francophiles everywhere. Paris, Portrait of a City takes you on a journey through Paris from the comfort of your favourite armchair. With more than 600 images sourced from archives and private collections, the beautifully presented book delves into the poetic essence of Paris through photographs from the likes of Daguerre, Charles Marville and Henri Cartier-Bresson, as well as a host of amateur photographers.
Revel in the irony of pondering images of one of the world’s style capitals whilst donned in your favourite pair of flannelette pyjamas.
Image via Taschen.