The Paris Architect

The Paris Architect
Author: Charles Belfoure
Release: 2014-07-15
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781402284328
Language: en
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The New York Times Bestseller! "A beautiful and elegant account of an ordinary man's unexpected and reluctant descent into heroism during the second world war." —Malcolm Gladwell An extraordinary novel about a gifted architect who reluctantly begins a secret life devising ingenious hiding places for Jews in World War II Paris, from an author who's been called "an up and coming Ken Follett." (Booklist) In 1942 Paris, gifted architect Lucien Bernard accepts a commission that will bring him a great deal of money and maybe get him killed. But if he's clever enough, he'll avoid any trouble. All he has to do is design a secret hiding place for a wealthy Jewish man, a space so invisible that even the most determined German officer won't find it. He sorely needs the money, and outwitting the Nazis who have occupied his beloved city is a challenge he can't resist. But when one of his hiding spaces fails horribly, and the problem of where to hide a Jew becomes terribly personal, Lucien can no longer ignore what's at stake. The Paris Architect asks us to consider what we owe each other, and just how far we'll go to make things right. Written by an architect whose knowledge imbues every page, this story becomes more gripping with every soul hidden and every life saved.

The Paris Architect

The Paris Architect
Author: Charles Belfoure
Release: 2013-10-08
Editor: Macmillan Publishers Aus.
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781743516720
Language: en
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In 1942 Paris, gifted architect Lucien Bernard accepts a commission that will bring him a great deal of money - and maybe get him killed. But if he's clever enough, he'll avoid any trouble. All he has to do is design a secret hiding place for a wealthy Jewish man, a space so invisible that even the most determined German officer won't find it. He sorely needs the money, and outwitting the Nazis who have occupied the city he loves is a challenge he can't resist. But when one of his hiding places fails horribly, and the problem of where to hide a Jew becomes terribly personal, Lucien can no longer ignore what's at stake. The Paris Architect asks us to consider what we owe each other, and just how far we'll go to make things right.

House of Thieves

House of Thieves
Author: Charles Belfoure
Release: 2015-09-17
Editor: Allison & Busby
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780749019624
Language: en
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1886, New York. A respectable architect shouldn’t have a connection to the notorious gang of thieves and killers that rules the underbelly of the city. But when John Cross’s son racks up an unfathomable gambling debt to Kent’s Gents, Cross must use his inside knowledge of high society mansions and museums to craft a robbery even the smartest detectives won’t solve. With a new-found talent for sniffing out easy targets, Cross becomes invaluable to the gang. But his entire life has become a balancing act, and it will only take one mistake for it all to come crashing down . . .

The Fallen Architect

The Fallen Architect
Author: Charles Belfoure
Release: 2018-10-09
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781492662723
Language: en
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From the New York Times bestseller of The Paris Architect Someone has to take the blame. When the Britannia Theatre's balcony collapses, killing over a dozen people, the fingers point at the architect. He should have known better, should have made it safer, should have done something. Douglas Layton knows the flaw wasn't in his design, but he can't fight a guilty verdict. When he is finally released from prison, he has nothing: no job, no family, nowhere to go. He needs to assume a new identity and rebuild his life. But he soon finds himself digging up the past in a way he never anticipated. If the collapse was not an accident ... who caused it? And why? And what if they find out who he used to be?

The Faberge Secret

The Faberge Secret
Author: Charles Belfoure
Release: 2020-12-01
Editor: Severn House Publishers Ltd
Pages: 276
ISBN: 9781448304462
Language: en
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New York Times bestselling author Charles Belfoure takes readers on a breathless journey from the gilded ballrooms of Imperial Russia to the grim violence of the pogroms, in his latest thrilling historical adventure. St Petersburg, 1903. Prince Dimitri Markhov counts himself lucky to be a close friend of Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra. Cocooned by the glittering wealth of the Imperial court, the talented architect lives a life of luxury and comfort, by the side of his beautiful but spiteful wife, Princess Lara. But when Dimitri is confronted by the death and destruction wrought by a pogrom, he is taken aback. What did these people do to deserve such brutality? The Tsar tells him the Jews themselves were to blame, but Dimitri can’t forget what he’s seen. Educated and passionate, Doctor Katya Golitsyn is determined to help end Russian oppression. When she meets Dimitri at a royal ball, she immediately recognizes a kindred spirit, and an unlikely affair begins between them. As their relationship develops, Katya exposes Dimitri to the horrors of the Tsar’s regime and the persecution of the Jewish people, and he grows determined to make a stand . . . whatever the cost.

Charles Garnier s Paris Op ra

Charles Garnier s Paris Op  ra
Author: Christopher Curtis Mead
Release: 1991
Editor: Mit Press
Pages: 360
ISBN: UOM:39015021633055
Language: en
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By making systematic use of the mostly unpublished Opera Archive, Mead fills in the missing links to previous investigations and unlocks the significance of this seminal masterpiece.

The Paris Years of Thomas Jefferson

The Paris Years of Thomas Jefferson
Author: William Howard Adams
Release: 1997-01-01
Editor: Yale University Press
Pages: 354
ISBN: 0300082614
Language: en
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An illustrated study brings to life the atmosphere and personalities of pre-revolutionary Paris, traces their influence on the American envoy, and recounts his participation in the life of the city and its intrigues at court. UP.

The Invisible Bridge

The Invisible Bridge
Author: Julie Orringer
Release: 2010-05-04
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 624
ISBN: 9780307593719
Language: en
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Paris, 1937. Andras Lévi, a Hungarian-Jewish architecture student, arrives from Budapest with a scholarship, a single suitcase, and a mysterious letter he promised to deliver. But when he falls into a complicated relationship with the letter's recipient, he becomes privy to a secret that will alter the course of his—and his family’s—history. From the small Hungarian town of Konyár to the grand opera houses of Budapest and Paris, from the despair of Carpathian winter to an unimaginable life in labor camps, The Invisible Bridge tells the story of a family shattered and remade in history’s darkest hour.

Monuments to Money

Monuments to Money
Author: Charles Belfoure
Release: 2011-11
Editor: McFarland Publishing
Pages: 348
ISBN: 0786464135
Language: en
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"With more than 200 photographs and illustrations, this work studies the evolution of American bank architecture from 1781 to new banks of the present day. It explores how and why the classically inspired structures built in late 18th century America, embodying strength and trust, evolved into the essentially anonymous bank buildings of today"--Provided by publisher.

The Paris Architect

The Paris Architect
Author: Charles Belfoure
Release: 2015-08-20
Editor: Allison & Busby
Pages: 416
ISBN: 0749019476
Language: en
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In 1942 Paris, gifted architect Lucien Bernard accepts a commission that will bring him a great deal of money - and maybe get him killed. But if he's clever enough, he'll avoid any trouble. All he has to do is design a secret hiding place for a wealthy Jewish man, a space so invisible that even the most determined German officer won't find it. He sorely needs the money, and outwitting the Nazis who have occupied his beloved city is a challenge he can't resist. But when one of his hiding spaces fails horribly, and the problem of where to hide a Jew becomes terribly personal, Lucien can no longer ignore what's at stake. The Paris Architect asks us to consider what we owe each other, and just how far we'll go to make things right. Written by an architect whose knowledge imbues every page, this story becomes more gripping with every soul hidden and every life saved.

Paris Mansions and Apartments 1893

Paris Mansions and Apartments 1893
Author: Pierre Gelis-Didot
Release: 2012-04-10
Editor: Courier Corporation
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9780486154312
Language: en
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Selected from a very rare portfolio, this collection of exquisitely detailed drawings features 100 plates depicting 50 buildings. Full-page engravings of facades appear alongside floor plans and images of architectural details.

Edmund G Lind

Edmund G  Lind
Author: Charles Belfoure
Release: 2009
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 236
ISBN: STANFORD:36105215309456
Language: en
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The Silver Sword

The Silver Sword
Author: Ian Serraillier
Release: 1983
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 158
ISBN: OCLC:955544616
Language: en
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The Paris Photo

The Paris Photo
Author: Jane S. Gabin
Release: 2018-09
Editor: Wisdom House Books
Pages: 506
ISBN: 0692097511
Language: en
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A story in two parts, The Paris Photo tells about a young American soldier who bonds with a family in Paris at the end of WWII. Decades later, his daughter, unaware of this family, finds a photo of him with women and a child. She tries to locate this child, if he is still alive, to learn about an unknown aspect of her father's life.

The Paris Drop

The Paris Drop
Author: Alan Furst
Release: 1980-01-01
Editor: Doubleday Books
Pages: 227
ISBN: 0385148895
Language: en
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Welcome to Braggsville

Welcome to Braggsville
Author: T. Geronimo Johnson
Release: 2015-02-17
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780062302144
Language: en
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LONGLISTED FOR THE 2015 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF 2015 BY THE WASHINGTON POST, TIME, MEN’S JOURNAL, CHICAGO TRIBUNE, KANSAS CITY STAR, BROOKLYN MAGAZINE, NPR, HUFFINGTON POST, THE DAILY BEAST, AND BUZZFEED WINNER OF THE 2015 ERNEST J. GAINES AWARD FOR LITERARY EXCELLENCE LONGLISTED FOR THE 2016 ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN FICTION NATIONAL BESTSELLER From the PEN/Faulkner finalist and critically acclaimed author of Hold It ’Til It Hurts comes a dark and socially provocative Southern-fried comedy about four UC Berkeley students who stage a dramatic protest during a Civil War reenactment—a fierce, funny, tragic work from a bold new writer. Welcome to Braggsville. The City that Love Built in the Heart of Georgia. Population 712 Born and raised in the heart of old Dixie, D’aron Davenport finds himself in unfamiliar territory his freshman year at UC Berkeley. Two thousand miles and a world away from his childhood, he is a small-town fish floundering in the depths of a large, hyper-liberal pond. Caught between the prosaic values of his rural hometown and the intellectualized multicultural cosmopolitanism of Berzerkeley, the nineteen-year-old white kid is uncertain about his place until one disastrous party brings him three idiosyncratic best friends: Louis, a “kung-fu comedian" from California; Candice, an earnest do-gooder claiming Native roots from Iowa; and Charlie, an introspective inner-city black teen from Chicago. They dub themselves the “4 Little Indians.” But everything changes in the group’s alternative history class, when D’aron lets slip that his hometown hosts an annual Civil War reenactment, recently rebranded “Patriot Days.” His announcement is met with righteous indignation, and inspires Candice to suggest a “performative intervention” to protest the reenactment. Armed with youthful self-importance, makeshift slave costumes, righteous zeal, and their own misguided ideas about the South, the 4 Little Indians descend on Braggsville. Their journey through backwoods churches, backroom politics, Waffle Houses, and drunken family barbecues is uproarious to start, but will have devastating consequences. With the keen wit of Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk and the deft argot of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, T. Geronimo Johnson has written an astonishing, razor-sharp satire. Using a panoply of styles and tones, from tragicomic to Southern Gothic, he skewers issues of class, race, intellectual and political chauvinism, Obamaism, social media, and much more. A literary coming-of-age novel for a new generation, written with tremendous social insight and a unique, generous heart, Welcome to Braggsville reminds us of the promise and perils of youthful exuberance, while painting an indelible portrait of contemporary America.

The Baltimore Rowhouse

The Baltimore Rowhouse
Author: Charles Belfoure,Mary Ellen Hayward
Release: 2012-03-20
Editor: Chronicle Books
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781568989563
Language: en
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Perhaps no other American city is so defined by an indigenous architectural style as Baltimore is by the rowhouse, whose brick facades march up and down the gentle hills of the city. Why did the rowhouse thrive in Baltimore? How did it escape destruction here, unlike in many other historic American cities? What were the forces that led to the citywide renovation of Baltimore's rowhouses? The Baltimore Rowhouse tells the fascinating 200-year story of this building type. It chronicles the evolution of the rowhouse from its origins as speculative housing for immigrants, through its reclamation and renovation by young urban pioneers thanks to local government sponsorship, to its current occupation by a new cadre of wealthy professionals.

Architecture for the Dead Cairo s Medieval Necropolis

Architecture for the Dead   Cairo s Medieval Necropolis
Author: Galila El Kadi,Alain Bonnamy
Release: 2007
Editor: American Univ in Cairo Press
Pages: 302
ISBN: 9774160746
Language: en
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The great medieval necropolis of Cairo, comprising two main areas that together stretch twelve kilometers from north to south, constitutes a major feature of the city's urban landscape. With monumental and smaller-scale mausolea dating from all eras since early medieval times, and boasting some of the finest examples of Mamluk architecture not just in the city but in the region, the necropolis is an unparalleled--and until now largely undocumented--architectural treasure trove. In Architecture for the Dead, architect Galila El Kadi and photographer Alain Bonnamy have produced a comprehensive and visually stunning survey of all areas of the necropolis. Through detailed and painstaking research and remarkable photography, in text, maps, plans, and pictures, they describe and illustrate the astonishing variety of architectural styles in the necropolis: from Mamluk to neo-Mamluk via baroque and neo-pharaonic, from the grandest stone buildings with their decorative domes and minarets to the humblest--but elaborately decorated--wooden structures. The book also documents the modern settlement of the necropolis by families creating a space for the living in and among the tombs and architecture for the dead.

Pierre Yovanovitch

Pierre Yovanovitch
Author: Pierre Yovanovitch
Release: 2019-09-10
Editor: Rizzoli Publications
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780847866625
Language: en
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Paris-based designer Pierre Yovanovitch debuts his first book showcasing his trademark French luxury aesthetic and unique vision of contemporary elegance. With his interiors and furniture design regularly gracing the pages of Architectural Digest, T Magazine, Elle Decor, Wallpaper*, and more, French interior-architect Pierre Yovanovitch has cemented his status as one of his generation's most in-demand talents. The designer's highly anticipated first book explores his refined yet subtle style and signature haute couture aesthetic through an array of extraordinary interiors. Specially commissioned photographs take readers on a journey across the globe to discover Yovanovitch's unique style rooted in pared-back refinement. Stunning private residences in New York, Paris, London, Tel Aviv, and the Swiss Alps underscore Yovanovitch's mastery of volume tempered by strict lines, as well as his use of authentic materials including wood, stone, and metal. Known for his ability to reenvision centuries-old spaces into modernized demeures, Yovanovitch's expertise shines through in a seventeenth-century château in Provence, as well as a renovation of the Patinoire Royale in Brussels, a skating rink converted into a private contemporary-art museum. This ode to Yovanovitch's work is a necessary addition to design libraries of industry masters and aficionados alike.

The Genius of Architecture Or The Analogy of that Art with Our Sensations

The Genius of Architecture  Or  The Analogy of that Art with Our Sensations
Author: Nicolas Le Camus de Mézières
Release: 1992
Editor: Getty Publications
Pages: 228
ISBN: 0892362359
Language: en
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This series offers a range of heretofore unavailable writings in English translation on the subjects of art, architecture, and aesthetics. Camus's description of the French hotel argues that architecture should please the senses and the mind.