City of Immortals : Pere-Lachaise Cemetery Paperback / softback
This first account of a legendary necropolis will delight Francophiles, tourists and armchair travellers, while enriching the experience of taphophiles (cemetery lovers) and aficionados of art and architecture, mystery and romance.
Carolyn Campbell's text and evocative images are complemented by those of renowned landscape photographer Joe Cornish.
City of Immortals celebrates the novelty and eccentricity of Pere-Lachaise Cemetery against a backdrop of the engrossing story of the history of the site established by Napoleonic decree along with portraits of the last moments of the cultural icons buried within its walls.
In addition to several 'imagined conversations' with some of the high-profile residents, three guided tours are provided along with an illustrated pull-out map featuring the grave sites of eighty-four architects, artists, writers, musicians, dancers, filmmakers and actors, including Oscar Wilde, Jim Morrison of the Doors.
Frederic Chopin, Georges Bizet, Edith Piaf, Maria Callas, Isadora Duncan, Eugene Delacroix, Gertrude Stein, Amedeo Modigliani, Sarah Bernhardt, Simone Signoret, Colette and Marcel Proust.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 200 pages, 100 colour, 100 b&w
- Publisher: Oro Editions
- Publication Date: 04/11/2019
- Category: Photographs: collections
- ISBN: 9781943532292