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Guide des Grands Parisiens

Imagine mentally erasing the current confines of Paris’s périphérique (ring road): that’s what the journalists behind this original new guidebook invite us to do. Since 2013 they’ve been exploring Greater Paris, i.e., Paris beyond its borders: a lakeside café in Meudon; street art in Vitry; green spaces in La Courneuve and more. Some 300 addresses (including some in Paris), scattered across eight imaginary new districts.

Par Enlarge your Paris

Magasins généraux

Le Musée transitoire Sur 10 Corso Como

In 1990, Carla Sozzani, former editor-in-chief of several special editions by Vogue Italia and Elle Italia, opened 10 Corso Como in Milan, a “3D magazine” with a fashion shop, bookstore, art gallery, restaurant and hotel. This book reflects on the press, on photography and on museums, and also on changing tastes and expectations. A fascinating study—regrettably with a few errors in the text.

Par Emanuele Coccia et Donatien Grau

Klincksieck éditions

Ghosts Don’t Walk in Straight Lines

Because no other city is as timeless and yet in such perpetual, hurried motion as New York, Dutch artist Saskia de Brauw chose to portray it in suspended time. She set out on a slow walk from north to south Manhattan, meandering through it like a ghost from an Edgar Allan Poe poem. In this shifting setting, she gleans stories from the lives she encounters, which are photographed by Vincent van de Wijngaard.

Par Saskia de Brauw et Vincent van de Wijngaard

Wonderful Books

L’encyclopédie des mamies

For Éric Veillé, grandmas are ebullient, energetic and effervescent. Grandma 3.0 has the flexibility of chewing gum, a surfboard under one arm and a long list of treks to her name. She knows how to hike, knit, chide (a little), philosophize and kid around. An amusing portrait of grandmothers, with all their endearing contradictions.

Par éric Veillé

Actes Sud junior

Points Points

An activity book for young kids, all to do with dots. Big ones, small ones, arranged in lines or squares or randomly, which the reader is invited to join up, circle, scribble around, draw on, color in, extend, finish or transform, and see them morph into cars, flowers or fish. It’s all about dexterity, inventiveness and creativity. A fun-filled exercise that fuels the imagination and gives you the urge to flout the instructions and do your own thing! From age three and up.

Par Hervé Tullet

Bayard Jeunesse
Paul Smith


Thinking outside the box
by Paul Smith