Tuesday, May 5, 2015

G571 Bridges of Paris

Title of the book: Bridges of Paris

Author: Michael Saint James

Publisher: Citron Bay Press

Publishing Date: 2015

ISBN: 1928595502

Summary:

Bridges of Paris is a large-format photography book with over 350 original color images which casts new illumination on the City of Light. The 37 bridges over the Seine River emerge as beautiful, historic destinations rather than unnoticed thoroughfares. The book features stunning portraits of each bridge as well as intimate riverside moments. Once you've experienced this river tour, you will never see Paris the same way again. Living as a Parisian for a year, author Michael Saint James left his American lifestyle and spent his days and nights capturing images from over, on, beside and under the bridges of Paris. With over 30 years experience as a photographer, educator and world traveler, Michael immersed himself in French culture to search out his authentic artist self. The result is a visual treasure to share with everyone.

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Meet the author:

Michael Saint James’ artistic pursuits include award-winning book design, film editing, and sound recording, as well as his first love, photography. Saint James is a world traveler, having visited more than 50 countries - doing everything from photographing penguins in Antarctica to trekking the Himalayas.

As an educator with California teaching credentials, he has taught media production and technology arts as well as photography, art history and visual storytelling. He is an expert speaker on Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art. Indeed, he walked in Vincent Van Gogh’s footsteps through the Netherlands, Belgium, and France in order to immerse himself in that troubled master’s vision.

The father of two grown children, Saint James once owned a café in Berkeley, California. He has bicycled from Las Vegas to Washington, D.C. and is rumored to play a mean blues harmonica.

Connect with Michael:  Website  ~ Twitter  ~  Pinterest


Personal Opinion:

I hadn't actually read or seen many "coffee table" books, thus its a unique review. I loved the pictures and the history that came along with each section. I will never look at the bridges the same way again, that's for sure! The author tries to take pictures more from the bridge's point of view which means a lot of time-lapsed photos and a lot of them also show France during different seasons. Its a unique perspective for me. What also becomes impressive are the backgrounds for the bridges revealing buildings, statues, history and people. Its amazing how its all tied together. I also liked the panoramic view of France, how the pictures appear to be taken from a helicopter that show off how small the civlization is when compared to bigger things in life.

This is for iRead Book Tours

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April 13 - Readers' Muse - review 
April 13 - Readers' Muse - book spotlight / giveaway
April 13 - Girl With Camera - review
April 14 - Bound 4 Escape - review / author interview / giveaway
April 14 - Seaside Book Nook - review / giveaway
April 15 - Bluerose's Heart - review / giveaway
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April 17 - Roughseaseinthemed - review / author interview
April 17 - Deal Sharing Aunt - review / giveaway
April 20 - Lavish Bookshelf - review / giveaway
April 20 - Minnesota Girl in the World - review
April 21 - My Life. One Story at a Time - review / giveaway
April 21 - Hello, my name is Alice - review / author interview
April 22 - She Treads Softly - review
April 22 - Life With Katie - review / giveaway
April 23 - Posting for Now - review / giveaway
April 23 - View From the Birdhouse - review / giveaway
April 24 - Rockin' Book Reviews - review / guest post / giveaway
April 24 - Working Mommy Journal - review / giveaway
April 27 - Psychotic State Book Reviews - review / guest post / giveaway
April 27 - TW Brown on zombies, Border Collies, and the Indie Writing Scene - review / author interview
April 28 - Griperang's Bookmarks - review / guest post / giveaway
April 29 - Chic Toronto - review
April 30 - Reading Authors - review / giveaway
May 1 - The Bookish & The Romantic - review / author interview / giveaway
May 4 - Ivory Owl Reviews - review / giveaway
May 5 - Svetlana's Reads and Views - review 
May 5 - Impressions in Ink - review
May 6 - One Frugal Girl - review / giveaway
May 7 - Words and Peace - review / giveaway
May 7 - BooksatVioletCrush - review
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TBD - Thoughts in Progress - review / giveaway
TBD - Breath of Life - review / guest post / giveaway
4 out of 5
(0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)

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