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City of Immortals By Carolyn Campbell

City of Immortals
by Carolyn Campbell

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City of Immortals celebrates the novelty and eccentricity of Pere-Lachaise Cemetery against a backdrop of the engrossing story of the history of the site established by Napoleonic decree along with portraits of the last moments of the cultural icons buried within its walls.
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City of Immortals: Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, Paris by Carolyn Campbell

This first-person account of a legendary necropolis will delight Francophiles, tourists and armchair travelers, while enriching the experience of taphophiles (cemetery lovers) and aficionados of art and architecture, mystery and romance. Carolyn Campbell's evocative images are complemented by those of renowned landscape photographer Joe Cornish. City of Immortals celebrates the novelty and eccentricity of Pere-Lachaise Cemetery through the engrossing story of the history of the site established by Napoleonic decree along with portraits of the last moments of the cultural icons buried within its walls. In addition to several 'conversations' with some of the high-profile residents, three guided tours are provided along with an illustrated pull-out map featuring the grave sites of eighty-four architects, artists, writers, musicians, dancers, filmmakers and actors, including Oscar Wilde, Jim Morrison of the Doors. Frederic Chopin, Georges Bizet, Edith Piaf, Maria Callas, Isadora Duncan, Eugene Delacroix, Gertrude Stein, Amedeo Modigliani, Sarah Bernhardt, Simone Signoret, Colette and Marcel Proust.

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City of Immortals Reviews


"In City of Immortals, Carolyn Campbell gives readers three books in one; a personal dialogue with the immortals, a scholarly history of funerary architecture and design, and an intimate tour of the world's most famous cemetery." "City of Immortals is not only beautiful but helpful. Pere-Lachaise is the final resting place of Sarah Bernhardt, Frederic Chopin, Eugene Delacroix, Edith Piaf, Marcel Proust, Gertrude Stein, Isadora Duncan, Oscar Wilde and, somehow most famously, Jim Morrison. It's a great place to visit--but a tough place to find your way around. Though, as Campbell is quick to point out, 'Sometimes getting lost can be as rewarding as arriving at your intended destination.'" "The artist's voluminous work is a gorgeous collection of words and images that captures the awe of the place, its legacy, its grace, its sense of peace and mystery." "It is indispensable for anyone who wants to truly get their mind around this amazing maze of art and death. Thankfully, a passionate American has set her laser focus on these 107-acres of corpses and copses."

About Carolyn Campbell


Carolyn Campbell was born in Washington, DC, has lived in Paris, and is now a resident of Los Angeles. A summa cum laude graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, she has been working as an arts and communications specialist for over 40 years. She has held executive positions with the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the American Film Institute, and the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture, where she was editor of the UCLA Arts Magazine for 14 years. She is also a published writer and an exhibited photographer. Her fascination with Pere-Lachaise was kindled on a first visit to Paris in the early 1980s. With the support and encouragement of her mentor, John Russell - the late New York Times art critic - she embarked on her research and photo documentation of the cemetery. Joe Cornish studied fine art at Reading University and then assisted photographer Mike Mitchell in Washington, D.C. before basing himself in the UK. Since his first photographic explorations in Pere-Lachaise with Carolyn Campbell in 1982 he has contributed to numerous travel books as well as writing his own on landscape photography.

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City of Immortals: Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, Paris by Carolyn Campbell
Carolyn Campbell
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2019-11-04
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194353229X
9781943532292
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