Paris in Color
Take a journey through the world's most romantic city, traveling from color to magnificent color with this beguiling book. An orange café chair, bright blue bicycles against a fence, a weathered white door—Nichole Robertson's sumptuous photographs of the distinctive details of Paris, all arranged by color, evoke a sense of serendipitous discovery and celebrate the city as never before. At once a work of art and a window into the heart of the city, Paris in Color will surprise and delight those who love art, design, color, and, of course, Paris!

Paris in Color Details

TitleParis in Color
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseApr 18th, 2012
PublisherChronicle books
ISBN-139781452105949
Rating
GenreTravel, Art, Photography, Nonfiction, Cultural, France

Paris in Color Review

  • Mariℓina
    January 1, 1970
    A beautiful, unquestionably Parisien, totally chic coffee table book, absolutely mandatory for any lover of Paris and everyday photography - with a twist of fashionable, old era feeling.After an interesting intro, the journey begins through colorful photographs of the City of Love. All of them color cordinated and finely arranged into marvelous collages.Every photo, a piece of the city. Not traditionally what will catch your eye as a tourist, but what captures the essence and magic along with th A beautiful, unquestionably Parisien, totally chic coffee table book, absolutely mandatory for any lover of Paris and everyday photography - with a twist of fashionable, old era feeling.After an interesting intro, the journey begins through colorful photographs of the City of Love. All of them color cordinated and finely arranged into marvelous collages.Every photo, a piece of the city. Not traditionally what will catch your eye as a tourist, but what captures the essence and magic along with the regular, day-to-day vibe of the vibrant Paris.THOUGHTS ABOUT THE BOOK- The intro is a nice "backstage" glimpse.- I liked every photo.- Maybe some info would be nice.
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  • Rebecca
    January 1, 1970
    An entirely visual collection of photos curated by color -- this is my kind of book! I only wish it was bigger! Spotted on the Chronicle Books web site -- a source for gorgeously designed books if ever there was one."Nothing sharpens your senses like a new address." "Although we didn't know it at the time, we were cultivating what the French call flânerie. Like Baudelaire, the flâneur wanders the streets for exploratory pleasure with no destination to distract him from the city's curiosities. Ba An entirely visual collection of photos curated by color -- this is my kind of book! I only wish it was bigger! Spotted on the Chronicle Books web site -- a source for gorgeously designed books if ever there was one."Nothing sharpens your senses like a new address." "Although we didn't know it at the time, we were cultivating what the French call flânerie. Like Baudelaire, the flâneur wanders the streets for exploratory pleasure with no destination to distract him from the city's curiosities. Back in the mid-1800s, it actually became fashionable to walk a pet turtle to set a slow pace."More on flâneurs: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fl%C3%A2..."Sainte-Beuve wrote that to flâner “is the very opposite of doing nothing.” Honoré de Balzac described flânerie as “the gastronomy of the eye.""
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  • Josiphine/Tessa
    January 1, 1970
    Unlike most coffee-table books, these pictures are not the kind to take your breath away. It doesn't show waterfalls or great soaring architecture. Instead it highlights the quainter side of life, things like bicycles, bread, and graffiti. And I like it better than most coffee-table books.
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  • Neville
    January 1, 1970
    Paris is such a beautiful, and big city, you really do need to take your time exploring it. And slowly, like a turtle.According to Nichole Robertson, the author of 'Paris in Color', walking with a pet turtle sets a slow pace in which to enjoy this beautiful city, and it was a fashionable thing to do in the 1800's.Armchair travellers will love this photo book for it captures those slices of Paris that most people would just pass by or take for granted.Unlike other travel books, Nichole has create Paris is such a beautiful, and big city, you really do need to take your time exploring it. And slowly, like a turtle.According to Nichole Robertson, the author of 'Paris in Color', walking with a pet turtle sets a slow pace in which to enjoy this beautiful city, and it was a fashionable thing to do in the 1800's.Armchair travellers will love this photo book for it captures those slices of Paris that most people would just pass by or take for granted.Unlike other travel books, Nichole has created one of "the Paris you see when you step out of the shadows of monuments." And this is what makes 'Paris in Color' unique.Even more intriguing is the back story behind the book. Nichole and her husband decided on a whim to move to Paris from New York. After moving to Paris, she says "everything was a challenge in the best possible way." Being out of her comfort zone was good for her, it turned out. She was able to slow down from the fast-paced New York creative scene, and carried her camera everywhere with her. Snapping photos "of everything that caught my eye." Ms. Robertson created a beautiful photo-blog titled 'Little Brown Pen', which features the most remarkable photographs of every-day Paris. The café's, scooters, signage, menu boards and snapshots of people, doing everyday things.San Francisco publisher, Chronicle Books, discovered her blog and asked if she'd like to create a book around one of her themes - the colors of Paris.Lucky for us, Nichole and her husband didn’t over-think their impulsive decision to relocate to Paris. If not for a decision made over a few glasses of wine, 'Paris in Color' wouldn't exist. She says, "I guess good things happen when you follow your bliss."
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  • Jeanne
    January 1, 1970
    Only once do you see a famous monument (and even then it is but a close-up of the Notre Dame) that immediately identifies the photo as Parisian, yet the book itself is still distinctly Parisian. The fact that the photographs can show off the city without displaying the Eiffel Tower on every other page is why this book stands out to me and upon finishing it, landed it in my favourites shelf.
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  • Kate
    January 1, 1970
    It's like your everyday tour of Paris in photos, organized by color! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!
  • Tiffiny
    January 1, 1970
    I love this bool of photographs so much!
  • Julie
    January 1, 1970
    I discovered this book and Nichole Robertson in an odd way: I signed up for a three-month-long sock yarn club, and the yarn colorways are based of the colors in some of Nichole Robertson's Paris photographs. We receive a set of her postcards with each yarn shipment, too. Seeing those wonderful colors and her photographs inspired me to get her book from the library. I love the focus on individual colors, and the book provided me with inspiration for my own photography. It also makes me want to ge I discovered this book and Nichole Robertson in an odd way: I signed up for a three-month-long sock yarn club, and the yarn colorways are based of the colors in some of Nichole Robertson's Paris photographs. We receive a set of her postcards with each yarn shipment, too. Seeing those wonderful colors and her photographs inspired me to get her book from the library. I love the focus on individual colors, and the book provided me with inspiration for my own photography. It also makes me want to get on the next plane to Paris!
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  • Krystyna
    January 1, 1970
    beautiful and simple extraction of pieces of the city in color, assembled in a polychrome narrative.reflective of the wanderings of the flaneur, yes.i want there to be information on the sites, the street corners, where the photos were taken, but that is maybe not practical for this type of book. it would make it something else.
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  • Krisette Spangler
    January 1, 1970
    My darling friend gave me this book for Christmas, and it's absolutely delightful. An American woman, living in Paris, began to take photographs of the beautiful colors of Paris for her personal use. Her friends encouraged her to publish them in this book. It's a beautiful return to the streets of Paris. Thanks, Heather.
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  • Erin
    January 1, 1970
    Beautiful photographs, and although the instagram effect seems a little cheap and overdone, it's still very nostalgic and whimsical. I've never thought to take concept photos based on colours, very inspirational, and something I'll have to try myself. Good coffee table book to own.
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  • Heather L
    January 1, 1970
    Bought this as a Christmas present for a friend with whom I traveled to Paris when we were in high school. Naturally, I had to look it over before I wrapped it. I've been following Nichole's blog for a while now, and always look forward to seeing more of her Paris photographs.
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  • Cait
    January 1, 1970
    Such a beautiful book. The colours, the pictures of Paris, the inspired feeling I get when I turn each page. I'm not sure what exactly I'm feeling inspired to do though: move to Paris? make some art of my own? Both perhaps?!
  • Maryse
    January 1, 1970
    I love the idea of this book. The photos are pretty and organizing them by color is just my thing. But I found it to be very repetitious. It left me wanting more. I would have also enjoyed some text.
  • Scrapsandsass
    January 1, 1970
    Gorgeous.
  • Brooke
    January 1, 1970
    Absolutely gorgeous!!
  • Xandra
    January 1, 1970
    Beautiful Photography. Simple and enjoyable coffe table book.
  • Casey (caseydillabooks)
    January 1, 1970
    So many breathtaking photos! I'd love to have some of them for my art wall. I only wish it wasn't so fast to flip through
  • Jessica
    January 1, 1970
    Beautiful photographs that have a vintage feel to them. Nicely arranged.
  • Marjo
    January 1, 1970
    Fantastic and so inspiring!
  • Lyndsey
    January 1, 1970
    Beautiful. Just like the city featured in this book.
  • Laura
    January 1, 1970
    Beautiful escape on a mini vacation to Paris.
  • Laura Harrington
    January 1, 1970
    Beautiful book but it left me wanting more.
  • Riapurwanti Jamin
    January 1, 1970
    warna-warni dalam buku memuji setiap sudut yg tersedia di bumi.
  • Emily S.
    January 1, 1970
    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE.
  • Jenn
    January 1, 1970
    I will dream for days of Paris in the colors presented here. The vibrancy was spectacular, and my only hesitation for giving five stars was simply the loss of identity of the city itself.
  • J.B.
    January 1, 1970
    Beautiful.Nichole Robertson is a wonderful photographer. The images she provided for this book were absolutely stunning. As much as I have always wanted to see Paris, this nearly made me feel like I was there. I wish she would publish one on London/England in general. Magnifique. 🗼
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  • Laura Bang
    January 1, 1970
    Lovely photographs of the ordinary things that usually get overlooked when you are only running from one museum/monument to the next. I love finding little details or interesting perspectives when I'm out with my own camera, so this style of photography is right up my alley. And Robertson has delightfully arranged them by color, creating striking visual collages of ordinary Paris.
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  • Gerri
    January 1, 1970
    The photos were nice, would have enjoyed more. Don't think it works as well as a Kindle version, some of the photos were very small. It would probably be better as a regular book, or perhaps on a larger IPad. I enjoyed her groupings by color.
  • Cate
    January 1, 1970
    The green/verte and white/blanc sections were the prettiest. If you like to swoon over Paris and pictures of the everyday then you'll love this book. I found it very soothing. This would make a great birthday or holiday gift for a non-reader friend.
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