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This modern and hedonistic address book for men in Paris is full of tips, illustrations and photographs to entice any man to make the most of his time in the ‘city of light’. Short literary texts describe Paris’ many small daily pleasures for men such as smoking a cigar on a sidewalk café terrace, getting his shoes shined, enjoying an espresso in the morning, exploring secondhand bookstores, wandering through the city at dusk, attending a matinée screening in the cinema, renting a classic car, playing outdoor tennis, getting a stylish new haircut, having breakfast in a luxury hotel and buying a fitted suit, as well as slightly more risqué activities such as casting furtive glances at women’s bra straps in restaurants.

The book also includes interviews with some famous Parisian men including François Simon, Frédéric Beigbeder, Fabrice Lucchini and Edouard Baer, as well as a guide to choosing wine and whiskey, tips on how to pick out a sophisticated aftershave and information on the best cocktail bars, night clubs, cafés and secret hideaways in the city.

First published in 1974, Dark Shadow is a living sculpture book, the ‘result of our past three years of earnest daily thoughts, shadows, deeds, cares and pleasures.’ Written by the artists, Dark Shadow offers a unique perspective on their work and an insight into their minds. Like their art, Gilbert & George’s writing is irreverent, rebellious, fantastical, often funny and deeply poetic. Each book is a piece of art in itself; uniquely bound in hand-marbled cloth created by the pair. Dark Shadow is structured into eight chapters, which elaborate on different aspects of their work such as ‘Gordons Gin’, ‘Bloody Life’ and ‘Human Bondage’. It includes original photographs of Gilbert & George, their famous home in Spitalfields and paintings. As is emblazoned on the cover, Dark Shadow is a continuation of their lifelong agenda ‘Art for All.’

There are as many reasons to love Paris as there are people who love it. Everyone Loves Paris includes tributes from over 50 illustrators from around the world. From grand landmarks — such as the Eiffel Tower, Sacré-Cœur Basilica, and the Louvre Pyramid — to the small pleasures of daily life, each image expresses the joys of this marvelous city though the perspective of each artist’s brush. Quaint cobblestone streets wind through Montmartre; the smells of croissants and cafe creme waft from a Parisian cafe; and maps abound with every arrondissement’s must-see sites. Even if you don’t consider yourself an artist, Paris makes you appreciate the art of living. Everyone Loves Paris is a delightful meander that will inspire you to view the City of Light from a new angle and in a multitude of styles.

Text in English, German and French.

Of all the customs and traditions concerning the lives of oriental women, the harem is probably the most familiar and least understood in the West. Travellng artists, writers and poets let their imagination run unbridled upon this theme. To such an extent that in all the paintings from the early eigtheenth century to the 1940s, reality and imagination are closely intermingled. Beyond the theme of odalisques and almahs, this volume reflects upon the small pleasures of daily life, family and women’s work. Over 150 Orientalist painters, both prestigious and less known, are brought together in this book as individual monographs.