All photos by Janice Niepce, courtesy of Arts et MÃ©tiers, Paris, 1957.
Ah, Paris. As springtime – the city’s most storied season – approaches, we’ve been pining for a Parisian holiday. Well, since we can’t exactly whisk ourselves over there right this very moment, perhaps the next best thing is taking a sentimental journey back to this lovely, lively place in another era.
We found an amazing hardcover vintage book called Le Livre de Paris (Arts et MÃ©tiers, Paris, 1957), featuring photography by Janine Niepce and commentary by Georges Charensol. As if that cool colorblocked cover – pictured above – wasn’t enough to make you exclaim, “Ooh, la la!,” its contents are even more captivating. Have a look at these beautiful monochrome photographs covering the spectrum of city life:
C’est trÃ¨s magnifique, no?