Synopses & Reviews
Even those who think they know Paris will be surprised and delighted by this captivating book, written and illustrated by two experts in the art of discovering the hidden Paris. In the course of his life Denis Tillinac has sought out the unspoilt courtyards, old-fashioned cafes, and elegant parks which keep Parisians in touch with their rich literary and artistic past.
Tilinac's companion in nostalgia is the painter, Andre Renoux, who has also fallen under the spell of the City of Light. Renoux has been painting the essence of Parisian life for the past thirty years, bringing to his canvases an affectionate eye for the shopfronts, bistros, cafes, squares, and "quais" which have not change in the French capital for many years. Renoux has found those small details which make his paintings of Paris so compelling and unique: the flowers on the balcony, a glimpse into a private courtyard, the decorative paintwork on a shopfront.
This beautiful tribute to the most enchanting of capital cities offers a "flaneur's" view of a disappearing Paris--but one which is still within our grasp.
About the Author
is the author of numerous works including La Corrèze et le Zambèze
(1990), Maisons de Famille
(1987), and Spleen en Corrèze
(1985). In this delightful book Tillinac shares with the reader his love of Paris, evoking the districts that recall the geography of his life from childhood and adolescence to adult writer and journalist.
In his studio on the Left Bank, André Renoux has always painted Paris, inspired by images of the city he remembers from his walks around the many different arrondissements. From Montmartre to the Latin Quarter via the Marais, Renoux's street scenes remind us of the disappearing fabric of Paris, and preserve the urban dream of a city full of surprises. An internationally acclaimed artist, Renoux's work has been exhibited in many cities in Europe, the USA, and Australia. His views of Paris enjoy an enormous popular success as postcards, of which more than 20,000 are sold each month.
André Renoux is represented exclusively in North America through the Dyansen and Merrill Chase Galleries.