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Historic Houses of Paris: Residences of the Ambassadors Hardcover – November 23, 2010
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About the Author
Francis Hammond’s photographs have been published in French Tea: Mariage Frères and Elegant Entertaining (2009). He regularly works in the fashion and advertising industries, contributes to international magazines, and divides his time between New York and Paris.
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Top Customer Reviews
James McKinney in Wichita, Kansas
It was well packaged and protected. The book itself is
really oversized and heavy. That is already one star.
The four stars come from the presentation and contents
of the book. For the first time, the beautiful Hôtels
(Stately Houses) of Paris occupied by the different
Embassies are presented in colour. The rich interiours
and the objet d'arts are captured in clear vivid photographs.
However, I am disappointed that the hideous modern Embassy
of Australia was included in this book. In my opinion, it
has no place on this work because of contemporary designs.
Several residences are worth including in Historic Houses
but definitely not that of Commonwealth of Australia. It
is not even historic built only in 1972.Hence I have to
remove one star.
Historic Houses of Paris is another jewel in my collection
of Coffee Table Books. Prospective buyers would not regret
they purchase it. Not to mention, the super service of
During my first visit in the City of Lights, I saw an eye
sore edifice amidst the serene beatiful buildings of Paris:
I only realized when I read this book that it was the Australian
Embassy. I wonder why the French Government allowed such hideous
building to be built?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Awe some book, but I rather see the local people of Paris live in them.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This is a beautiful book of the highest quality with the presentation,binding and photographs to the best standard possible. Read morePublished 2 months ago by David Chapman
Probably one of my favorite books. The photography and content are beautiful. Will peruse this one often.Published 3 months ago by J. Hill
Beautiful photography and great period architecture. A few of the residences don't have the proper period decor and one looks like Eurotrash. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Britt Le Bonzo
Nice pictures of the homes, really just mostly pictures, makes a nice gift.Published 21 months ago by Stephen H. Foster
Wonderful glimpse into private interiors.....gorgeous architectural details but I expected to see more in the way of antique furnishings. Read morePublished on February 24, 2014 by Barbara Loudon
If you've ever walked through the 7th Arrondissiment and wondered what was behind those large double doors adjoining the sidewalk, this is the book for you. Read morePublished on November 17, 2013 by John A. Sully
The houses are awesome, I love the beautiful pictures and there are back stories on each of the properties. I dont like the modern ones but thats just a preference. Read morePublished on May 30, 2013 by Eric Cromwell