THE TALL TREES OF PARIS, Overcup Press, $49, is essential reading for any lover of Paris, an exuberant collection of 42 independent, contemporary artists living and working in the city. Curated by Matt Wagner of Portland’s Hellion Gallery, this is not your usual art book, but a celebration of personal glimpses with full color images alongside the artists’ handwritten notes about the places they love most in France’s capital. It is both a travel book and an art book, intimately revealing where these artists live, eat, drink, shop and play. You would have to spend weeks with these artists—some well-known, some emerging–to gain the exclusive Parisian insights given in THE TREES OF PARIS. A marvelous gift or one to savor personally for their own library.
Love Paris? Buy this book!