A Panoramic View of the City of Light
- Publication Date: October 18, 2022
- Imprint: Abrams Books
- Trim Size: 13 x 9 1⁄2
- ISBN: 9781419765131
- Page Count: 120
- Illustrations: 100 color photographs
- Rights: World English
A spectacular accordion-folded gift book that is a love letter to the city of Paris, as seen in panoramic views high above the city streets
Rooftop Paris presents a unique panoramic and comprehensive visual tour of one of the world’s most iconic cityscapes. From eight vantage points above the city, photographer Laurent Dequick invites you to explore, from dawn to dusk, a seemingly infinite landscape of zinc, slate, and copper from which emerge the great gilded monuments of the City of Light. Short essays focus on key Paris neighborhoods, and call-out captions on the photographs highlight notable buildings.
The book is produced in an accordion-style concertina format that would stretch to 125 feet (38 meters) if fully unfolded. It is bound between hardcovers and inserted in a sturdy slipcase.
About the author
Photographer Laurent Dequick is an architect by training. He is fascinated with contemporary cities whose flow, human movement, and architecture come together to create living spaces. He is one of the leading photographers of YellowKorner gallery, with more than ninety locations around the world. In 2019, he published Grand Canal (Éditions du Chêne), an accordion-style book depicting the two banks of the Grand Canal of Venice.