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Pastry Paris

In Paris, Everything Looks Like Dessert

Susan Hochbaum Susan Hochbaum



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Little Bookroom,U.S.
15 November 2011
Pastry Paris is a collection of photographs of the world's most enticing pastries set against the background of one of the world's most iconic cities. The confections are taken out of their display cases and photographed on location at Paris' best-known sights and everyday streetscapes, illuminating the visual and cultural connections between the city, its architecture, its culture, and its wildly beautiful desserts. Each entry is captioned, and the back of the book serves as a guide to the p tisseries where each of the pastries is created, with addresses, phone numbers, and metro stops. The quirky, often humorous pairings of desserts and their hometown is a vicarious trip to that delicious city, where art and beauty can be found in everything from doorknobs to petit fours, a city that takes its desserts as seriously as its music, sculpture, and painting.
By:   Susan Hochbaum
Photographs by:   Susan Hochbaum
Imprint:   Little Bookroom,U.S.
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Height: 185mm,  Width: 185mm,  Spine: 19mm
Weight:   517g
ISBN:   9781892145949
ISBN 10:   1892145944
Pages:   140
Publication Date:   15 November 2011
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

Reviews for Pastry Paris: In Paris, Everything Looks Like Dessert

Praise for the website: * Graphic designer Susan Hochbaum has created a amazing film/slideshow Pastry/Paris, in which she compares French pastries to compatible scenes and elements around Paris, whether its in form, color, or both. Just Amazing! -Trendland * Will change the way you view Paris forever... -Improvised Life * 'In Paris, everything looks like desserts,' says designer Susan Hochbaum in her film/slideshow Pastry/Paris, in which she compares French pastries to compatible scenes and elements around Paris, whether its in form, color, or both. Now when you walk around this city of endless patisseries (hopefully buying treats along the way), you might see an eclair in a Metro sign, a cannele in a doorknob, or a slice of cake in a topiary garden. -SeriousEats * The Susan Hochbaum Pastry/Paris slideshow is an homage to two great things about the most romantic city in the world. Paris, France, is well known for being the best in a long list of things, with pastries and architecture at the very top. Graphic designer Susan Hochbaum pays tribute to these two factors by comparing Parisian pastries to the city's scenery. Whether the similarity is in color, shape or both, the Susan Hochbaum Pastry/ Paris series outlines it. Ultimately, the slideshow/photographic series makes for a delectable tour of the dream city. -Trendhunter

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