France Is A Feast

France Is A Feast

The Photographic Journey of Paul and Julia Child

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As Paul and Julia Child traveled around France during his years as cultural attaché for the US Information Service, Julia focused on cooking and writing-- and Paul, an accomplished photographer, focused on photography. Some of his work is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art. Here Prud'homme, his great-nephew, captures this magical period in Paul and Julia's lives in introductory essays, in a collection of photos curated by Pratt.
Through intimate and compelling photographs taken by her husband Paul Child, a gifted photographer, France is a Feast documents how Julia Child first discovered French cooking and the French way of life. Paul and Julia moved to Paris in 1948 where he was cultural attaché for the US Information Service, and in this role he met Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, Brassai, and other leading lights of the photography world. As Julia recalled: "Paris was wonderfully walkable, and it was a natural subject for Paul." Their wanderings through the French capital and countryside, frequently photographed by Paul, would help lead to the classic Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and Julia's brilliant and celebrated career in books and on television. Though Paul was an accomplished photographer (his work is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art), his photographs remained out of the public eye until the publication of Julia's memoir, My Life in France, in which several of his images were included. Now, with more than 200 of Paul's photographs and personal stories recounted by his great-nephew Alex Prud'homme, France is a Feast not only captures this magical period in Paul and Julia's lives, but also brings to light Paul Child's own remarkable photographic achievement.
Publisher: New York : Thames & Hudson, 2017
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780500519073
Characteristics: 207 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm


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JessicaGma Apr 10, 2018

An absolutely lovely book of photos taken by Paul Child during his time with Julia in France. It offers a good bio on Paul as well. Definitely worth looking through as he had an eye for pictures.


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