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Why Does Paris Look the Way it Does?

Why Does Paris Look the Way it Does?

The Tyranny of the Straight Line: Mapping Modern Paris is a cross-disciplinary investigation of nineteenth-century Parisian cartography and its role in shaping a modern conception of space. Here, author Min… READ MORE

The Art Plunderer of Paris

The Art Plunderer of Paris

Jonathan Petropoulos— The evening was planned as a form of theater, a series of carefully staged scenes. Each room, or set, in the extraordinary eighteenth-century Parisian hôtel particulier featured a… READ MORE

Intimacy in Art and Among Artists

Intimacy in Art and Among Artists

Mary Weaver Chapin and Heather Lemonedes Brown— Can a friendship forged in your early twenties change the course of your life and career? For members of the Nabi brotherhood, an… READ MORE

The Modernism of Hector Guimard

The Modernism of Hector Guimard

Hector Guimard (1867-1942) was one of France’s greatest Art Nouveau architect/designers. In an exhibition organized by the Richard H. Driehaus Museum in Chicago and Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in… READ MORE

Patrick Modiano’s Paris

Patrick Modiano’s Paris

Mark Polizzotti— The Paris of Patrick Modiano’s fictions is a city that no longer exists, and perhaps never did. There is a character and a topology typical of his version… READ MORE

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