Paris from Above
Yann Arthus-Bertrand, internationally bestselling photographer of 'The Earth From Above', shares over 200 aerial photographs of the City of Light. The unique point of view shows Paris in a completely different way: the reader will take a dive into cosy little streets, rooftops, courtyards, monuments...the unique poetry of each neighbourhood is highlighted. In a way that is impossible from street level, you can see the old neighbourhoods of Montmartre, Montparnasse and Menilmontant; iconic historical monuments like the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame or the Invalides; or perhaps modern Paris like La Defense or the new neighbourhoods around the Bibliotheque nationale. Organised around the major quarters (the banks of the Seine, Ile de la Cite and Ile Saint-Louis, Saint-Germain-des-Pres, Luxembourg, the Latin Quarter; Austerlitz-Tolbiac, 'Chinatown'; Orsay, les Invalides; Montparnasse, Denfert-Rochereau; the Eiffel Tower, the Champ de Mars, Trocadero; l Etoile, the Champs-Elysees, Place de la Concorde; Madeleine, the Opera; Pigalle, Montmartre; canal Saint-Martin, Belleville, Menilmontant, Oberkampf, Pere Lachaise; Bastille, the Marais, les Halles; the Louvre, Palais-Royal, les Tuileries; la Defense), this bilingual edition paints an intimate and unique portrait of Paris, the city of lights.
Yann Arthus-Bertrand published Tendres tueurs, Bestiaux, Chiens, Chats with the Editions du Chene. He also authored a number of books in the "From above" series, including Paris (bilingual edition), Les Cotes de Bretagne, La Loire, Les Iles de France. La Terre vue du ciel (The Earth from Above) was an international best-seller, first published by Editions de La Martiniere.