How to Read Paris: A Crash Course in Parisian Architecture
How to Read Paris is a pocket-sized guide to understanding and appreciating the architecture of Paris. Packed with detailed drawings, plans and photographs, and covering squares, bridges, streets and monuments as well as buildings, it is both a fascinating architectural history and an effective I-spy guide - a must-read for anyone with an interest in this fascinating and beautiful city. Compact enough to carry in your pocket yet serious enough to impart a real understanding, this handy reference guide.
Chris Rogers (Middlesex, UK) writes on architecture and visual culture, informed by twenty years of investigation, research and conversations with practitioners. He creates and leads architectural tours, often working closely with architects, and is the author of The Power of Process: The Architecture of Michael Pearson (2010). His knowledge of Paris has evolved over a dozen years of tramping the trottoirs and building up an impressive photographic record of the 'city of lights'.