Lovers of the City of Light will lap up the gorgeous photos in Paris Secrets: Architecture, Interiors, Quartiers, Corners —
even if the book’s generic copy sets their teeth on edge. Author (and photographer) Janelle McCulloch has an obvious love tor Paris, and she has extensive experience writing about interiors and architecture for a variety of Australian magazines. Yet she holds back here, mining familiar ground in her text and never fully convincing us that Paris is a unique place. No matter. We know that it is, of course. We can never get enough images of Parisian doors, streetlamps, crooked little alleys, and swooping staircases. Her “secrets” — tiny gravel-strewn courtyards, cellar apartments, and used book shops— may be anything but (although she likes some of them so much, she repeatedly runs their photos), but they’re irresistible.
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- Buy for: Your favorite Paris aficionado, or as a lavish treat for your coffee table.