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January 2015
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The Paris Book: Select Morsel

© Un-GyveThe Paris Book: Select Morsel, Marian Parry © Un-Gyve

It all began with a challenge in 1952: “Create the most beautiful book that you can and I will introduce you to Curt Valentin, the most prestigious editor in the city” Ben Shahn promised Marian Parry. And a number of years later, The Paris Book – which would have never seen the light of day – has been edited for the first time, as part of a limited edition of 333 copies, signed by the artist. This book is as precious as a poem and, across around twenty colour illustrations, proves the author’s fascination for this city where she spent the first years of her childhood. A slice of life and city, sketched by the eyes of a child. A collector, a unique guide, a guide-to-life of the eternal city.

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