Book Review: Les Chats de Paris

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A Paris book to give and to get, reviewed by regular contributor Betty Guernsey:

A truly wonderful find (and one of the best gifts ever!) is “Les Chats de Paris” by Barnaby Conrad III (published by Chronicle Books) – primarily a photo essay, but accompanied by a fascinating text and quotes from cat-lovers Colette, Théophile Gautier, and Charles Baudelaire.

Culled from a vintage archive that includes lesser-known works by Brassai, Robert Doisneau, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Henri Cartier-Bresson, André Kertesz, and others, each photo demands scrutiny of the closest kind, for its wit, humor, and illuminating observation of human and feline psychology.

This is a treasure to cherish, if you love Paris.  And/or cats.

Merci beaucoup, Betty!

Have you seen this book? Did you love it?

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