ISBN : 978-9-81406-812-3
• Sumptuously illustrated with careful attention to architectural detail
• Well-researched historical and architectural introduction by a leading expert
• Numerous captions to accompany the sketches and paintings
One of Europe’s most beautiful cities is celebrated through the talents of artist Fabrice Moireau. His images capture the history and romance of Paris, highlighting the contrasts of the French capital: its grand public buildings and intimate private houses, majestic avenues and narrow lanes. Visit the Louvre, Beaubourg, Orsay, Picasso, La Villette and Rodin Museums; the historic Places de la Concorde, des Vosges, des Victoires and du Palais Royal. Tour the colourful markets around Paris, enjoy the exquisite Tuileries, Monceau, Luxembourg and Montsouris gardens and discover the individuals who helped shape Paris. Paris Sketchbook is divided into four parts: North, West, South and East, each section of the city revealing its own character and unveiling its own secrets. Fabrice Moireau has illustrated a sketchbook for Louis Vuitton and has contributed to many books worldwide.
Fabrice Moireau is a seasoned traveller who frequently brings back from his journeys sketchbooks that are valuable cultural and ethnographic records in themselves. He is particularly interested in the world’s architectural heritage, and in plants and gardens. In his watercolour paintings Moireau seeks to illustrate his fascination with streets and cityscapes by subtly playing with light and shadows.
Moireau is a graduate of the renowned École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Appliqués et des Métiers d’Art in Paris.
Mary Kelly is the Travel Editor at the International Herald Tribune, where she launched the newspaper’s popular travel section. She has lived overseas for more than 14 years in Geneva, Nice, Ouagadougou, Cairo and now Paris. She moved to Paris from Cairo where she directed the editorial side of Egypt’s leading English-language magazine, Egypt Today, for over seven years.