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Paris Vs New York (2011)

by Vahram Muratyan(Favorite Author)
4.24 of 5 Votes: 5
2264056304 (ISBN13: 9782264056306)
review 1: This came across my desk at work and I spent an enjoyable twenty minutes flipping through it. The premise is simple: a graphic illustration of a concept as seen in Paris and as seen in New York. For example, one spread shows a cut-out of a pigeon, the subtitle reading "rat volant" and on the opposite page is a cut-out of a rat, its subtitle reading "wingless pigeon." I mostly liked it from a sociological point of view, how the same object, i.e. a cup of coffee, can be seen differently via a cultural perspective. My only quibble is that there were no translations of the subtitles. I was able to muddle through some of the French ones, but I was lost for the majority.
review 2: I might be that one person who has never seen Muratyan's blog prior to purchasing this
... morebook. The book came to my attention at the recommendation of another. All I was told was that it was a blogger's interpretation of Paris and New York City and how his comparison between the two cities. Having visited both cities previously, I was intrigued. I picked up the book at a local independent bookshop that had the text featured next to the cash register. I still had no idea what I was in for as the cashier rang my order up. It was only when taking the after-work bus ride home when I decided to start reading my new book, the text is not literature. The artist's modern graphics are amusing and colorful. Although I was disappointed that there is no "substance" to the book, no written word to digest, the small picture book has its place on my coffee table... for a couple of months at least. less
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I actually thought it was a story, not a picture book. However, it's very cute and accurate
Since it's based on a blog, so it really doesn't work as a book.
Trop court mais un très beau livre !
Clever graphic design, and cute too.
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