In Paris, Everything Looks Like Dessert
By Susan Hochbaum
"A coffee table confection."-- T, The New York Times Style Magazine
Pastry Paris is a collection of photographs of some of the world's most enticing pastries against the background of one of the world's most iconic cities. The pastries are taken out of their display cases and photographed 'on location' at Paris' best-known sights and everyday streetscapes, illuminating the visual and cultural connections between the city, its architecture, its culture, and its wildly beautiful desserts.
The quirky, often humorous pairings of desserts and their hometown is a vicarious trip to that delicious city, where art and beauty can be found in everything from doorknobs to petit fours, a city that takes its desserts as seriously as its music, sculpture, and painting. Each pastry is captioned with a description of the ingredients and a historical, culinary or cultural anecdote about its origin. At the back of the book is a guide to the pâtisseries where each of the pastries is created, with addresses and phone numbers.
About the Author
Susan Hochbaum is a nationally recognized graphic designer and author of books on visual culture. She has been an Associate Partner at Pentagram Design, and works as a consultant for clients such as The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Estée Lauder, and Polo Ralph Lauren. Her work has won numerous awards and has been recognized in international publications.