Ma Vie à Paris, French Version
SKU:
PARIS2019FR
Price: 
49,00 €

The very minimalist Ma Vie à Paris and its flea-market supplement let loose! Both guides are inserted into an exuberant box set, illustrated on each side with a colourful photo montage.
Ma Vie à Paris and Ma Vie aux Puces have been comprehensively updated to give pride of place to creation, family craftsmanship, and all that is exceptional. Take the jewellers who have been selling antique rings for four generations and will repair jewellery on site. Or the plumber who is also an antiques dealer. The Potager du roi garden, which sells delicious produce three times a week at unbeatable prices. And cobblers who can magically restore your shoes in a workshop that has remained unchanged for a quarter of a century…

185 × 135 × 38 mm
Ma Vie à Paris, English
SKU:
PARIS2019EN
Price: 
49,00 €

The very minimalist Ma Vie à Paris and its flea-market supplement let loose! Both guides are inserted into an exuberant box set, illustrated on each side with a colourful photo montage.
Ma Vie à Paris and Ma Vie aux Puces have been comprehensively updated to give pride of place to creation, family craftsmanship, and all that is exceptional. Take the jewellers who have been selling antique rings for four generations and will repair jewellery on site. Or the plumber who is also an antiques dealer. The Potager du roi garden, which sells delicious produce three times a week at unbeatable prices. And cobblers who can magically restore your shoes in a workshop that has remained unchanged for a quarter of a century…

185 × 135 × 38 mm
Ma Vie à Paris, Japanese Version
SKU:
PARIS2016JP
Price: 
85,00 €

Born 140 years ago, in Tokyo, 1876, DNP (Dai Nippon Print Co.) is one of the most important, cutting edge printers on the planet, constantly renewing the diversity of its commercial and advertorial activities.

For the Japanese edition of "Ma Vie à Paris," Astier de Villatte's guide, DNP agreed to delve into its preciously preserved heritage archives and to revive its lead composition technique, which had laid dormant for over ten years. The very same technique that Astier de Villate chose among a thousand others for the printing of its guide's first edition, saving the last surviving French printing press that still practiced lead composition and the typographic arts.

Within DNP's walls, Japanese artisans started making the guide using Shueitai, the house's signature font, celebrated for its diversity, its abundance of characters, their constant adaptation to modern times, their beauty and how easy they are to read (even for digital books!)

Every gesture has to be thought out and purposeful when composing with lead, not just with the mere 26 letters of the Roman alphabet, but with the more than 3,000 characters of the Japanese language. Every manipulation has to be done by hand. Looking at the manuscript, one artisan chooses the Japanese letters one by one from a special shelf filled with small wooden compartments; another checks if European letters and numbers need to be added; a third creates new letters when they are needed. As for the last typographer, his job is to compose the characters. This work is always an enchantement to witness, done by hand in an atmosphere fragrant with the smell of hot lead and ink, with prodigious speed and dexterity. Welcome to Ma Vie à Paris!

182 × 134 × 30 mm

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