Paris reading list


Reading about Paris, c. 1900 The announcement that Cincinnati Art Museum will open Paris 1900: City of Entertainment on March 1 sent us nosing through our stacks to see what books might get us in the spirit to see the work of Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Auguste Rodin, Antoine Bourdelle, Camille Claudel, and others. We came up with a shelf-full of books exploring and explaining Paris before the destruction and upheaval of World War I.  Walks in ParisNooks and Corners of Old ParisBy George CainCain was a French painter, illustrator, and writer who specialized in the history and monuments of Paris. These gorgeously illustrated books in [...]

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Frankenstein is 200 years old this year, and our copy was printed in 1912. There’s a sense of permanence about a library, especially one like the Mercantile, which as been around since 1835.