Paris Postcards: The Golden Age

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This collection of postcards provides a window into a world now lost forever: Paris in its golden age. Leonard Pitt’s selection offers a stimulating view of an era in which both Paris and the ‘carte postale’ were in vogue. Pitt’s choice of medium introduces the reader to a rich and alive social world, in which, during the early years of the twentieth century, over one million postcards were produced and exchanged a day.

Exchanges range from the passing romances of Parisian street-vendors through to the lovesick expat writing to his sweetheart back home: revel and be transported by this exciting mix of landmark and anecdote, the glorious and elegant commingling with the quaint and nostalgic.

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Leonard Pitt is an author and actor based in the San Francisco area. He has previously written several books on Paris, including WALKS THROUGH LOST PARIS and A SMALL MOMENT OF GREAT ILLUMINATION. Pitt is also the co-director of San Francisco's The Flying Actor Studio, specialising in physical theater.

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'A discrete declaration of love, an array of surprising discoveries. His passion for Paris is that of a true Parisian.' * Metro * `Leonard is completely legitimate, he's impregnated with Paris. He sees things that we don't see' * Le Figaro *

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Book Description Amberley, 2016. Book Condition: New. The golden years of Paris in the early 20th century coincided with a vogue for the carte postale, when over a million postcards were produced and exchanged every day. This selection of more than 250, both hand-coloured and black-and-white, captures the City of Lights in its heyday: Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower, the grand boulevards, verdant parks, curious backwaters, and sights that have disappeared forever. The informative text includes original messages written on the cards. Bookseller Inventory # 225206

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