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On My Bookshelf: Paris Sketchbook

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I thought I'd round out my week of Paris posts with this amazing collection of illustrations by Jason Brooks, "Paris Sketchbook" ($25, Laurence King). Brooks is originally a fashion illustrator, who while on an assignment for a couture show fell in love with the city and began drawing and painting iconic symbols of Parisian culture. Here are just a few of the sketches I loved.

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This illustration shows the variety and architectural details of doorways in Paris.

1 This illustration shows the variety and architectural details of doorways in Paris.

The street lamps of Paris reflect the character of the city: varied, refined and always elegant.

2 The street lamps of Paris reflect the character of the city: varied, refined and always elegant.

This moody illustration depicts a rainy, wet day in Paris.

3 This moody illustration depicts a rainy, wet day in Paris.

A fashionably drawn women walks her poodle in front of a patisserie.

4 A fashionably drawn women walks her poodle in front of a patisserie.

Here, an assortment of everyone's favorite Parisian pastries.

5 Here, an assortment of everyone's favorite Parisian pastries.

Paris: where women the world over take inspiration from for effortless, classic style.

6 Paris: where women the world over take inspiration from for effortless, classic style.

The Palais Royal gardens at dusk.

7 The Palais Royal gardens at dusk.

Illustrations by Jason Brooks, courtesy of Laurence King.

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Comments (3)

  • Beautiful illustration book, I forward it to my princess, she loved it!
    Have a wonderful weekend

    PS Kevin, I remembered you today at Kensington gardens in London when I saw this!
    Beautiful memorial at Kensington gardens http://t.co/pr2Hpphr2p

  • I love Paris! I lived there for a year, taking french lessons - all these lovely snap shots and sketches makes me dream of going back... Thank you :)

    By the way - have you read "Les Parisiennes de Kiraz"? That's also a book with beautiful paintings/drawings, and with very funny subtitles :)

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