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"A coffee table confection." —T, The New York Times Style Magazine

"You'll never see lemon meringue pie the same way again."
—The Huffington Post

"…a wonderful book…full of beautiful pictures that cleverly highlight the fact that in Paris, everything looks like dessert." —Chocolate & Zucchini

"With Pastry Paris, Hochbaum has created a wonderfully focused and unique travel guide where not only can you see many of the featured sights, but you can taste the goods."  Epicurious.com

About the Author

Susan Hochbaum is a nationally recognized graphic designer who has co-authored and designed books on photography and visual culture. Her most recent, Black and White, is a visual compendium and graphic essay of all things black-and-white, from penguins to nuns’ habits and skeletons to 8-balls. Other books she has designed include HiFis & HiBalls, A Stiff Drink and a Close Shave, and Neal Slavin’s Britons. Susan has held positions as Associate Partner at Pentagram Design, New York, as Vice-President and Creative Director at a national retailer, and has run her New York-based design consultancy since 1994. Her work has won numerous design awards and has been recognized in national and international design publications.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 140 pages
  • Publisher: Little Bookroom; 1 edition (October 11, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1892145944
  • ISBN-13: 978-1892145949
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 0.7 x 7.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #462,225 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By ParisBreakfast on November 1, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Expert graphic designer Susan Hockbaum juxtaposes Paris' most luscious treasures, often in onsite settings, in a whimsical way that reflects their design, colors, ingenuity.
Visual wit abounds. Look for sublime repetition of forms in Paris' monuments and Paris' pastries - perfect for the armchair traveler.
The one drawback - it will make you drool and run out of the house searching for something delectable and impossibly Frenchie.
You have been warned.
Enjoy!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sibelius on February 20, 2012
Format: Hardcover
A cute and attractive tome that showcases varieties of French pastry photographed in chic Parisian locales to demonstrate the visual similarity between them. Aside from the visual flair the book serves as an excellent catalog on the history and composition of some of France's best known delectable baked goods.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Spanola on December 28, 2011
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I devoured this book the moment I got it home. Stunning images are just the beginning of this tasty treatise. Insightful and thorough, I learned a lot about things I thought I knew well already.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By S. Evans on June 16, 2012
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This is a book that you would look at one time, put on a shelf and leave there. There are no recipes and very few words.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Art on February 22, 2012
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This book just makes me happy. Wonderful idea and execution... now I just want to go to France and eat my way through Paris!
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