Product DescriptionThe Paris Apartment is a popular shop in New York's East Village, where visitors can step back in time and immerse themselves in the beauty and romance of antique furnishings. Reflecting an unusual mix of design influences (Baroque, rococo, neoclassical and Art Deco) and personal taste, its style is luxurious, playful, and wholly original.
In The Paris Apartment, Claudia Strasser, the founder and owner of the shop, offers readers the quintessential guide to achieving this romantic Parisian look without having to spend a fortune. With easy-to-follow instructions and helpful advice, she shows readers how they can transform their homes into a living environment that reflects both their personal style and timeless French elegance. Laid out in the form of an entertaining diary, the book helps Francophiles define their fantasy home, find inspiration, select a color palette and use light creatively. She also includes instructions for making canopies and valances; advice on dyeing fabrics and restyling furniture; tips on budgeting; guidance on shopping at flea markets and auctions; and a glossary of terms. Color photographs throughout illustrate the ideas and techniques shown in the book.
As interest in the home experiences a resurgence, and as Americans become more careful about their spending, nesting has become the pastime of the '90s. People want luxury homes without spending a fortune. With its unbeatable combination of style and solid practicality, The Paris Apartment is a home-decorating guide to treasure and draw inspiration from for many years to come.
Product DetailsAmazon Sales Rank: #715267 in BooksPublished on: 1997-02-28Original language: EnglishNumber of items: 1Dimensions: .66" h x 7.61" w x 9.62" l, 1.45 poundsBinding: Hardcover160 pages
This unusual guidebook - aimed at independent travelers seeking offbeat adventures along with classic destinations - begins with 5 one-day walking tours of Paris, each with its own map. Following that, there are 24 daytrips from Paris, 5 in Provence, and 14 along the Riviera. A total of 58 maps shows you exactly where everything is. Also featured is a menu translator, restaurant recommendations, phone numbers, Internet sites, and much more.
Amazon Sales Rank: #1072658 in Books
Brand: Brand: Hastings House / Daytrips Publishers
Published on: 2005-06
Released on: 2005-06-22
Original language: English
Number of items: 1
Dimensions: 8.00" h x .77" w x 5.25" l,
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Product DescriptionA glamorous fish-out-of-water first novel, Paris Hangover stars Klein, a just-escaped New Yorker with trunk-fulls of fabulous footwear but without the significant relationship she'd really expected and longed to have by now, in her mid-thirties. Fleeing a live-in lover and their sleek Tribeca triplex as well as a career in fashion, Klein stars over in Paris-in a tiny walk-up in the 6th that she had to lie (in broken Franglais) and write a bad check to get, only to discover that, among other things, Parisian apartments don't come with kitchens. Living out of her ten piece of (Louis Vuitton, natch) luggage, Klein plunges into the mysterious world of French men and dating. She muddles her way through: the sexy Renaud, the prototypical Frenchman; dating three men named Jean simultaneously; and one completely wrong Monsieur Married Man, who wants Klein for his very well-kept mistress.Set against a backdrop of knowing references to Paris and its unique manners and mores, Paris Hangover is ultimately a very satisfying modern romance as Klein falls-- possibly permanently--for the least likely man to catch her eye.
Product DetailsAmazon Sales Rank: #1554502 in BooksPublished on: 2006-03-21Released on: 2006-03-21Original language: EnglishNumber of items: 1Dimensions: 8.50" h x .75" w x 5.50" l, .67 poundsBinding: Paperback336 pages
This is Orwell's record of a period in the late Twenties when he lived among the tramps, dregs and plongeurs of London and Paris. 'It is the white-hot reaction of a sensitive observant, compassionate young man to poverty, injustice and the callousness of the rich ...It offers insights rather than solutions; but always insights have to precede solutions ...No one has ever claimed "Down and Out" is its author's best book, yet many of his admirers describe it as their favourite Orwell. Its flaws are numerous, but oddly endearing'.
Amazon Sales Rank: #4084697 in Books
Published on: 1999-02-25
Dimensions: 7.13" h x .55" w x 4.37" l, .13 pounds
A unique, entertaining guide to long and short tern rental accomodations in Paris.
Amazon Sales Rank: #6260883 in Books
Published on: 1998-04
Dimensions: 9.00" h x 1.00" w x 6.00" l,
Amazon Sales Rank: #1566346 in Books
Published on: 1999-03-10
Dimensions: 9.02" h x .75" w x 5.98" l, 1.12 pounds
Amazon Sales Rank: #3810755 in Books
Brand: Brand: Authentik
Published on: 2007-12-01
Dimensions: .70" h x 5.04" w x 6.42" l,
Every Friday, for half a decade beginning in 1909, whenever she was in Paris, Natalie Clifford Barney hosted the one of the most brilliant international salons of its day. Barney received in her home such literary, artistic, musical and intellectual beacons of the 20th century as James Joyce, Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein, Colette, Isadora Duncan, Auguste Rodin, Romaine Brooks, William Carlos Williams, Paul Valery, Renee Vivian, Edna St. Vincent Millay and Truman Capote. In 1929, she shared her life, in and out of the salon, through the publication of the first of three volumes of reminiscences. Here Barney explores her family tree, chronicles her friendships and associations through reprinted correspondence and recreated conversations, and evokes the golden age of her salon in a gallery of literary portraits. The first half of the volume features a baker's dozen of the male writers she kneow, from Oscar Wilde, whom she literally ran into at the age of five, to Pierre Louys, who encouraged her fledgling writing career and Paul Valery, an "Immortal" in the Academie Francaise. Barney dedicated the latter half of her diary to the Academie des Femmes, which she founded in 1927, as a counterpart to the male bastion of the French Academy. The book preserves the proceedings of meetings between such figures as Lucie Delarue-Mardrus, Colette, Gertrude Stein, Djuna Barnes and Mina Loy, in the distinctive voices of their speakers.
Amazon Sales Rank: #3036645 in Books
Published on: 1992-06-01
Released on: 1992-06-01
Original language: French
Dimensions: 8.25" h x 5.50" w x 1.00" l,
The Paris Commune in 1871 played a key role in the development of socialist thought. In the midst of a seige by German troops, the workers of Paris rose in revolt and established their own government. Both communists and anarchists claimed the Commune for their own. This volume includes essays on the Paris Commune by Karl Marx, Freidrich Engels, Mikhail Bakunin, Peter Kropotkin, and Vladimir Lenin.
Amazon Sales Rank: #1923940 in Books
Published on: 2008-08-01
Dimensions: 9.02" h x .27" w x 5.98" l, .43 pounds