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Paris in Winter: An Illustrated Memoir David Coggins

Paris in Winter: An Illustrated Memoir

David Coggins

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ISBN : 9781576877777
Hardcover
272 pages
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Paris in Winter combines fanciful ink and watercolor drawings by American artist and writer David Coggins with charming vignettes about his familys annual New Years sojourns to Paris, which, because of their unending love for the city, theyveMoreParis in Wintercombines fanciful ink and watercolor drawings by American artist and writer David Coggins with charming vignettes about his familys annual New Years sojourns to Paris, which, because of their unending love for the city, theyve been taking together for almost 20 years. This memoir of poetic, lighthearted stories highlights the familys passion for art and food, fashion and social life. Family rituals--from having lunch each January at the delightful Le Grand Vefour to haunting favorite antique shops and seeking out-of-the-ordinary spots, like a little known garden or a gypsy circus--are interspersed with serendipitous moments: hearing Bono sing Happy Birthday to a friend in a bistro, adopting an abandoned lap dog, and the simple pleasures of Parisian street life.Cogginss delicate and intimate drawings capture classic Parisian scenes as well as family and friends against the backdrop of the elegant City of Light under the cloak of winter. Across cafés and hotels, apartments and galleries, the family mixes with a lively group of Parisian and international actors, designers, writers, and students. Furthermore, Coggins weaves in fascinating bits of the citys history and artistic lore, from Victor Hugos interior designs to the painting that legend has it started Impressionism, to delight Francophiles all over.