The Books of Ellen Williams & Steve Radlauer


“This pocketable hardcover book is a small marvel. It is fun to look at and fun to read. From start to finish we are out of school.”
—John Russell, The New York Times

“…recreates the City of Light as seen through the eyes of such visionaries as Degas and Monet.”
Condé Nast Traveler

“An ingenious and admirably focused book…satisfying even to those who don’t go to Paris.”
—The Washington Post

“Luxuriously old-fashioned…an homage to beauty and to the kind of good life Renoir celebrated in his paintings.”
Art & Antiques

The Impressionists' Paris

Offers readers an exceedingly rare and moving experience–that of being able to actually step into a scene depicted in a masterpiece. The book identifies the precise locations where the Impressionists set up their easels, invites the reader to view today’s city side-by-side with the paintings, and reveals a bygone Paris that is still visible today if you know where, and how, to look.

The book was universally well reviewed and has sold more than 50,000 copies.

Winner of the Editors' Choice Award, Small Press Book Awards, 1998.


By Ellen Williams
The Historic Restaurants of Paris
A guide to century-old cafes, bistros, and gourmet-food shops. Companion volume to The Historic Shops & Restaurants of New York.
The Impressionists' Paris
Walking tours of the artists' studios, homes, and the sites they painted—with 20 full-color reproductions, period cafe and restaurant recommendations, maps, and vintage photographs.
Picasso's Paris
Walking tours of the artist's life in the city, with full-color reproductions, period restaurant and café listings, maps,and archival photographs.

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