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Here's a good read before a trip to Paris...

Feb 12th, 2007, 06:20 AM
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Here's a good read before a trip to Paris...

http://www.randomhouse.ca/catalog/di...=9780385661027

Loved it! I can't wait to return to the Musee D'Orsay after reading about Manet and the rest of the impressionists.
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Feb 12th, 2007, 07:03 AM
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Here's a good read before a trip to Paris...

The Judgment of Paris
The Revolutionary Decade That Gave the World Impressionism


...if you're an art wonk (not that there's anything wrong with that).
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Feb 12th, 2007, 07:11 AM
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I can't wait to read it, and even more so now that I've got your recommendations.
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Feb 12th, 2007, 08:02 AM
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Actually, I'm not an art wonk (whatever that means...) I just enjoy history.
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Feb 12th, 2007, 08:27 AM
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amwosu---have you read "Is Paris Burning?" That book greatly enhanced my appreciation of Paris.
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Feb 12th, 2007, 08:30 AM
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Thanks enzian. I haven't read it. I'm actually burning to get to Paris so its a perfect fit.
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Feb 12th, 2007, 08:34 AM
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It's a movie, too. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060814/
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Feb 12th, 2007, 08:50 AM
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Ah, but the movie is no good compared to the book---they left out a lot, expecially the political intrigue.

We tried to find the "original", where everyone speaks their own language (French, German, and English), but were unsuccessful.
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