Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Jefferson in Paris

I was walking by the Hermès store on Madison Avenue on Saturday when a book in the window caught my eye.  The first clue that this was not going to be a book you can order on should have been the fact that it was located in the window of Hermès.  Thomas Jefferson's Paris Walks is the ninety-fourth Arion Press publication with forty-six gorgeous images of Paris by photographer Michael Kenna to accompany the story of Jefferson’s five years in Paris by Diana Ketcham. "Written as a guidebook, the essay leads the reader along Jefferson’s actual routes" he used to visit friends and conduct business. It's the perfect gift for the person who has everything considering the cost.  A limited edition signed copy can be had for $600 or one with a signed and printed photograph from the book for $2000.  I'd be fine with the $600 copy if anyone is wondering what to get me for Christmas this year. 

“Paris is everywhere enlarging and beautifying.” - Thomas Jefferson, 1784

Photos by Michael Kenna 


Dawn Lerner said...

truly habitually chic...great images!

Fashion art and other fancies said...

Paris is everywhere - adore the photographs, too.

Karen Albert said...

Heather it sounds like an amazing book! I wish it was open to more people of taste to enjoy! Even At $600 it is a collectors item!

Art by Karena said...

What a great idea! He's only one of many that I'd like to have a book on about their time in Paris! (so I can visit their old haunts of course... so much fun to think of walking in their footsteps).

xoxo PARIS BEE kids blog

BRASWELL said...

Yes, please, I will take 1 copy. Beautiful!

Hallie said...

That's wonderful and it's great that you stopped to check it out. Thank you!

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