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by Alain Bouldouyre

  • ISBN: 208011137X
  • Category: Europe
  • Subcategory: Travels
  • Author: Alain Bouldouyre
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Flammarion (March 2, 2003)
  • Pages: 144
  • ePub book: 1814 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1238 kb
  • Other: lit mobi rtf txt
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 687

Description

Alain Bouldouyre is an illustrator and the artistic director of Senso magazine. He has illustrated numerous travel guides published by Arthaud/Flammarion in his native France.

Alain Bouldouyre is an illustrator and the artistic director of Senso magazine.

My Paris Sketchbook book.

My Paris Sketchbook evokes the true character of the city's particular palette of colors, its imposing historical architecture punctuated by discreet contemporary interludes, and the eternal romance and beauty of the Seine and its banks. This book will provide a treasured addition to the library for Paris lovers, while enthusiasts of watercolor will appreciate the artist's mastery of this highly popular medium.

The wonders of Paris never fail to delight both visitors and inhabitants alike. Like many before him, artist Alain Bouldouyre, a long-time resident of the City of Lights, has been snared by the city's charms.

Art books, art products. Submitted by Teoh Yi Chie on May 29, 2007 - 2:00pm. This book is actually a travel journal with sketches on location by Alain Bouldouyre. I love sketches and architecture. The sketches are done in pencil or pen with watercolour. The subject is Paris, their people and amazing architecture. The sketches are well composed, colours pleasing and scenes captivating. The journal entries are a pleasure to read, fitting to be on any travel magazines.

Written by Christophe Auduraud, Illustrated by Alain Bouldouyre. Publish Date: March 02, 2003. Category: Travel - General. Publisher: Flammarion.

English (US) · Suomi · Svenska · Español · Português (Brasil). Information about Page Insights Data.

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The wonders of Paris never fail to delight both visitors and inhabitants alike. Like many before him, artist Alain Bouldouyre, a long-time resident of the City of Lights, has been snared by the city's charms. My Paris Sketchbook documents his deep attachment to the capital, presenting a selection of sketches made over the past few years, all executed in watercolor. Bouldouyre takes us on a very personal tour, visiting both the well-known and less frequented streets and sites the capital has to offer. My Paris Sketchbook evokes the true character of the city's particular palette of colors, its imposing historical architecture punctuated by discreet contemporary interludes, and the eternal romance and beauty of the Seine and its banks. This book will provide a treasured addition to the library for Paris lovers, while enthusiasts of watercolor will appreciate the artist's mastery of this highly popular medium.

Comments

Murn Murn
My review is based on this book--not the artist's other work. Not a lot of examples in the book; not many full page plates, mostly bits and pieces, and what's there in an "old fashion" drawing/painting style; it like looking at someone wearing a cheap 1950's suit; you glance but don't bother to examine. Sorry, I hate to be negative but that's how I would describe the work in this book. I am not familiar with this artist's work and this book contain did not impress. Everyone have different taste and his is not for me. I didn't enjoy his paintings which didn't attract me attention to read the text--but this is supposed to be an art book, not a novel so I think I'm being fair when I say the artwork was blah. This book is not for my collection. This is not an instructional book; it a showing of his work at limited bits and pieces. A full page spread of completed artwork is few and not of great skill; I did not like this book at all; I was hoping it'll be another artist on Fabrice Moireau caliber--maybe another book, sadly not this one.
Burisi Burisi
No city touches my soul like Paris. She is the queen of old world charm, of romantic ambiance, bourgeois elegance and bohemian grit. Fine art and cuisine flourish here, as do sidewalk cafes, flea markets and Parisian attitude. The Pont-Neuf, along the banks of the Seine, is one of my favorite places in the world. Artist Alain Bouldouyre, a longtime resident of the City of Light is obviously another person who has been captivated by the delights of Paris. Monsieur Bouldouyre is an illustrator and the artistic director of Senso magazine.
This richly visual sketchbook, filled with Bouldouyre's elegant watercolors, brings the city to life, in all her glory. His sophisticated palette of colors and sensitive line brilliantly capture the historic architecture, contemporary street scenes, the beauty of the Seine and its banks. The Place de la Concorde is depicted at sunrise. Readers are given a poetic portrait of the various Arrondissements and their attractions at different times of day and night, in natural light and illuminated by streetlights. We are taken to the Louvre, the Opera and down less frequented side streets. Christophe Auduraud's narrative complements the illustrations. Auduraud is a film critic and novelist, and a past scholar of the Villa Médicis, the French cultural institute in Rome.
The book has a lovely flow to it. It is handsomely bound with a linen spine and a color-washed cover painting. The paper is a heavy cream colored, heavily ribbed stock with notes written in longhand alongside the vibrant sketches. If you have been to Paris, this is a wonderful remembrance. If you have never been there, Bouldouyre' watercolors capture the city's essence better than any photograph could.
JANA