This book is a very different sort of journey through the French capital. Eschewing the usual monuments and serene vistas, the book is an index of Paris' urban phenomena and street life.
The only Eiffel Tower here is depicted by diminutive flea-market trinkets and key chains. This Paris is all signs, sewers, crazy-coloured walls and graffiti-covered trucks.
Compiling the images in wacky taxonomies—discarded rugs, weathered crucifixes, wild wigs and tree stumps—this picture lexicon is not for tourists, but for readers who truly want to experience the heart and identity of Europe's most vibrant, eternal city.