Paris versus New York
The Complete Series of Two Cities
ISBN 9780143123835 | 288 pages | 14 Nov 2012 | Penguin | 7.20 x 9.25in | 18 - AND UP
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A deluxe, expanded edition of one artist’s chic and humorous visual homage to two of the world’s most iconic cities
Inspired by the popularity of French graphic artist Vahram Muratyan’s original Paris versus New York book, here is an expanded large-trim edition with more than thirty additional new pairings of iconic images from the City of Lights and the Big Apple. This deluxe edition is a great gift for those who love the warmth and wit of Maira Kalman and Christoph Neimann’s I Lego New York, the design-savvy eye of The Sartorialist, and the adventurous imagination of The Atlas of Remote Islands. Muratyan’s visually striking graphics paired with witty, thought-provoking taglines celebrate the special details of each city—favorites of denizens from both cities and those happily torn in between.
Praise for Paris versus New York original edition
"Category by category, Mr. Muratyan invites readers to play an entertaining guessing game as they decode his apt juxtapositions. His thesis emerges playfully on every page: Vive la différence."
—Liesl Schillinger, The New York Times
"A punchy book of illustrations comparing and contrasting the two cities from Vahram Muratyan merits repeated reading. His keen eye and flat, graphic style both work in the service of some pretty incisive criticism. . . . You might think you know both, but I guarantee that you'll be surprised by this deft little book."
"[T]his awesome art book deserves a spot on your coffee table...no matter where you call home."
—Liza Darwin, Nylon
"The graphic designer gives tribute to both cities in visually stimulating ways, using vibrant prints and bold illustrations. A venn diagram of sorts, Paris Versus New York highlights what makes Paris and New York two of the liveliest cities in the world."
—The Daily Beast
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