750 Years in Paris

750 Years in Paris

Book - 2015
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Perseus Publishing

A literary graphic novel unlike anything else on the racks, 750 Years tells the story of our time, focusing on one single building in France as it sees its way through the upheavals of history. Beginning in the thirteenth century and making its way towards today, this historically accurate story is the eagerly anticipated debut from Vincent Mahé.

Vincent Mahé is fast being established as one of the most exciting illustrators to come out of France. As well as his contribution to Nobrow 8: Hysteria he has been widely commissioned across the world to illustrate for publications such as the New York Times and XXI Magazine.

If you could stand still for 750 years, what could you learn about the world? It's time to find out.

Publisher: London : Nobrow, c2015
ISBN: 9781907704932
Branch Call Number: GX 720.94436 MAH
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,chiefly col. ill. ;,34 cm.


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Jul 28, 2016

Interesting idea, but in fact unimpressive. Limited colour scheme, computer aided illustrations largely repetitive, lacking detail. Timeline at end would have been more useful distributed among pages.

Laura_X Mar 09, 2016

The grown-up's picture book.

A plotless and wordless novel that focuses on one piece of infrastructure in Paris and its development over the period of 750 years, while showcasing some of the most tumultuous events in French history. A great visual representation of Parisian architecture history. There is also a very short timeline at the end of the book that helps set the images into historical context.

This book's best feature is its gorgeous, bold, contrasting-colour palettes, that are reminiscent of vintage children's book illustration. Who doesn't love teals and orange together?!

It's a very pretty book -- that begs to be enjoyed slowly -- with a cup of cafe au lait.

If you like this title you'll also enjoy: "Tokyo on Foot" by Florent Chavouet or, "Here" by Richard McGuire.

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