Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Buy New
$14.04
  • List Price: $19.95
  • Save: $5.91 (30%)
FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Paris in Color has been added to your Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 5 images

Paris in Color Hardcover – April 18, 2012

4.4 out of 5 stars 127 customer reviews

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$14.04
$9.68 $8.48

Ancient Trees: Portraits of Time by Beth Moon
Gorgeous Coffee Table Books
Captivating black-and-white photographs of the world’s most majestic ancient trees. Learn more | See related books
$14.04 FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently Bought Together

  • Paris in Color
  • +
  • Humans of New York
  • +
  • Destinations of a Lifetime: 225 of the World's Most Amazing Places
Total price: $58.39
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

Review

"The iconic landmarks for which Paris is known the world over rarely feature in the photography of Nichole Robertson - which is precisely what makes her imagery so compelling, irresistible and refreshingly different." - Nicola Williams, Art of the Weekend  

"She seeks out culture high and low, bits of nature thriving in the city and moments of human interaction. Neutral grays and browns are featured prominently in her work; bouncing against each other, like shades, they feel lively. Robertson's color-seeking approach is surprising, given the uniformly neutral shade that prevails in so much of Paris." - CNN Travel 

"This is a must-have in your design library as a color reference and for photographic inspiration." -- Design Muse

"A feast of color-coordinated vignettes." -- LuckyMag.com

"From Nichole Robertson, cofounder of the blog and design studio Little Brown Pen, comes Paris in Color, a book that presents the City of Light in all its enchanting hues. Including more than 150 pages of vivid photographs, this volume showcases Parisian design and architecture, its iconic monuments as well as its moments of quiet, accidental splendor. Robertson's work offers readers a color-coordinated tour of her favorite city, lovingly lingering on such staggering details as its scarlet Metro entrances and Wallis-blue doors." -- Lonny magazine

From the Author

I'm consistently drawn to the way color contrasts Paris' neutral facades, the way layers of paint erode into a form of abstract art, and to the details that are often overshadowed by iconic landmarks. The photos offer candid glimpses of the thoughtful craftsmanship, pedestrian pleasures and gracefully worn textures that cumulatively capture the unmistakable charm of Paris. - Nichole Robertson
If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle edition for only $2.99 (Save 40%). Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. Learn more.
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)
  • Thousands of books are eligible, including current and former best sellers.
  • Look for the Kindle MatchBook icon on print and Kindle book detail pages of qualifying books. You can also see more Kindle MatchBook titles here or look up all of your Kindle MatchBook titles here.
  • Read the Kindle edition on any Kindle device or with a free Kindle Reading App.
  • Print edition must be purchased new and sold by Amazon.com.
  • Gifting of the Kindle edition at the Kindle MatchBook price is not available.
Learn more about Kindle MatchBook.


The latest book club pick from Oprah
"The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead is a magnificent novel chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. See more

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books (April 18, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1452105944
  • ISBN-13: 978-1452105949
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.8 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (127 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,213 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By J. Gottlieb on April 25, 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is a beautiful book. My wife and I last visited Paris 7 years ago. While we visited & enjoyed all of the typical tourist stops, it was our meandering detours through Paris' residential neighborhoods that made our trip so special. We tripped over cafe's, crepe stands, street fairs, parks and many hidden yet wonderful architectural designs. It was also on this trip we discovered my wife was pregnant with our 1st child! Of course while that made our trip extra special - that was our last European vacation alone. So I bought Paris In Color on Amazon (after spying it in an Anthropologie store) as an anniversary gift to my wife. These subtly gorgeous pictures (cleverly divided up by color segments) brought our Paris adventure back to life along with all of the wonderful emotions that we associated with that trip. It made for a very special gift and has inspired us to revisit Paris next year! Bien joué
Comment 49 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
Paris in Color presents a beautiful and well curated view into every day Paris. There are no cliche images of the Eiffel Tower to be found here. Instead photos of crisp looking baguettes, piles of cheese, flowers from the market, chairs awaiting patrons amongst other everyday French imagery are artfully sectioned off by color. There is a marked absence of people present in these photos which allow the viewer a quiet snapshot of French life. This book is a colorful, visual delight!
Comment 22 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Paris is such a beautiful, and big city, you really do need to take your time exploring it. And slowly, like a turtle.

According to Nichole Robertson, the author of 'Paris in Color', walking with a pet turtle sets a slow pace in which to enjoy this beautiful city, and it was a fashionable thing to do in the 1800's.

Armchair travellers will love this photo book for it captures those slices of Paris that most people would just pass by or take for granted.

Unlike other travel books, Nichole has created one of "the Paris you see when you step out of the shadows of monuments." And this is what makes 'Paris in Color' unique.

Even more intriguing is the back story behind the book.

Nichole and her husband decided on a whim to move to Paris from New York. After moving to Paris, she says "everything was a challenge in the best possible way."

Being out of her comfort zone was good for her, it turned out. She was able to slow down from the fast-paced New York creative scene, and carried her camera everywhere with her. Snapping photos "of everything that caught my eye."

Ms. Robertson created a beautiful photo-blog titled 'Little Brown Pen', which features the most remarkable photographs of every-day Paris. The café's, scooters, signage, menu boards and snapshots of people, doing everyday things.

San Francisco publisher, Chronicle Books, discovered her blog and asked if she'd like to create a book around one of her themes - the colors of Paris.

Lucky for us, Nichole and her husband didn't over-think their impulsive decision to relocate to Paris. If not for a decision made over a few glasses of wine, 'Paris in Color' wouldn't exist. She says, "I guess good things happen when you follow your bliss."
Comment 15 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is a pretty little book that groups photographs of Paris by color. The photos get a little repetetive, for example, there are bistro chairs and vespas in every color. Some of the photos would stand alone, but most wouldn't add up to much outside of the color collection. I enjoyed looking through it over a cup of coffee one morning because I do love Paris, but it's nothing groundbreaking. I'll keep it on my coffee table for design inspiration (the colors are beautiful), but it's not the kind of photography that changes how we view Paris or how we think about beauty. Other than the introduction, there is no text accompanying the photos.
Comment 20 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
As a devout francophile, this book excited me before it was even released! Nichole captures the spirit of Paris in a way that no one has before. BRAVO!
Comment 9 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
Nichole has a fantastic eye for isolating the essential detail, and for pairing unlikely subjects with near-matching colour-ways.

Having followed the blog for a good time I just had to buy the book. I once lived in Paris and my first visit was at the age of 10 months in 1945!

If have a criticism it is the paper: I have spent my working life in printing an publishing and a tad of coating [no a gloss-art paper] would have given the images jut the extra lift they need [as it does her sets of postcards.
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Paris is one of my favorite cities and the photos capture the happy meanderers' visual serendipities in the neighborhoods and along the streets of the city. This type of imagery takes one back to "being there" which is a wonderful feeling - the the book is much less expensive than an air ticket!!!
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I love Paris, and I love this book!! Only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is for the poor paper quality of the pages. The pages are printed on a dull, matte paper, which makes the images blur and not stand out as they would on a higher-quality gloss paper.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Paris in Color
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Paris in Color

Pages with Related Products. See and discover other items: color art book, coffee table books, travel books hardcover