There are many books about Paris - the city of cities. But each of them presents only a single facet of this delightfully varied apparition. Paris is the confluence of Western Civilisations. Here they are mirroed in all their splendour. This book scores a bull, because Paris is, above all, a feminine city. Artists and authors flock there to wodner. Many, having wondered, inspire.
The text by André Maurois, is tuned to the delicacy of the theme; and the Leica pictures of a Dutch photographer match the text. Together they contrive to convey to our senses a picture of Paris, valid and authentic as few before. Gravure gives the reproductions warmth and attraction. Thus was a masterpiece made in word and image, and the presentation is a lovely and tasteful as the subject it honours.