The Paris Architect Book
Score: 3.5
From 46 Ratings

The Paris Architect


  • Author : Charles Belfoure
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2014-07-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781402284328

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The Paris Architect Excerpt :

The New York Times Bestseller! "A beautiful and elegant account of an ordinary man's unexpected and reluctant descent into heroism during the second world war." —Malcolm Gladwell An extraordinary novel about a gifted architect who reluctantly begins a secret life devising ingenious hiding places for Jews in World War II Paris, from an author who's been called "an up and coming Ken Follett." (Booklist) In 1942 Paris, gifted architect Lucien Bernard accepts a commission that will bring him a great deal of money and maybe get him killed. But if he's clever enough, he'll avoid any trouble. All he has to do is design a secret hiding place for a wealthy Jewish man, a space so invisible that even the most determined German officer won't find it. He sorely needs the money, and outwitting the Nazis who have occupied his beloved city is a challenge he can't resist. But when one of his hiding spaces fails horribly, and the problem of where to hide a Jew becomes terribly personal, Lucien can no longer ignore what's at stake. The Paris Architect asks us to consider what we owe each other, and just how far we'll go to make things right. Written by an architect whose knowledge imbues every page, this story becomes more gripping with every soul hidden and every life saved.

The Paris Architect Book
Score: 3.5
From 45 Ratings

The Paris Architect


  • Author : Charles Belfoure
  • Publisher : Macmillan Publishers Aus.
  • Release Date : 2013-10-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781743516720

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The Paris Architect Excerpt :

In 1942 Paris, gifted architect Lucien Bernard accepts a commission that will bring him a great deal of money - and maybe get him killed. But if he's clever enough, he'll avoid any trouble. All he has to do is design a secret hiding place for a wealthy Jewish man, a space so invisible that even the most determined German officer won't find it. He sorely needs the money, and outwitting the Nazis who have occupied the city he loves is a challenge he can't resist. But when one of his hiding places fails horribly, and the problem of where to hide a Jew becomes terribly personal, Lucien can no longer ignore what's at stake. The Paris Architect asks us to consider what we owe each other, and just how far we'll go to make things right.

House of Thieves Book
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

House of Thieves


  • Author : Charles Belfoure
  • Publisher : Allison & Busby
  • Release Date : 2015-09-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780749019624

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House of Thieves Excerpt :

1886, New York. A respectable architect shouldn’t have a connection to the notorious gang of thieves and killers that rules the underbelly of the city. But when John Cross’s son racks up an unfathomable gambling debt to Kent’s Gents, Cross must use his inside knowledge of high society mansions and museums to craft a robbery even the smartest detectives won’t solve. With a new-found talent for sniffing out easy targets, Cross becomes invaluable to the gang. But his entire life has become a balancing act, and it will only take one mistake for it all to come crashing down . . .

The Fallen Architect Book

The Fallen Architect


  • Author : Charles Belfoure
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2018-10-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781492662723

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The Fallen Architect Excerpt :

From the New York Times bestseller of The Paris Architect Someone has to take the blame. When the Britannia Theatre's balcony collapses, killing over a dozen people, the fingers point at the architect. He should have known better, should have made it safer, should have done something. Douglas Layton knows the flaw wasn't in his design, but he can't fight a guilty verdict. When he is finally released from prison, he has nothing: no job, no family, nowhere to go. He needs to assume a new identity and rebuild his life. But he soon finds himself digging up the past in a way he never anticipated. If the collapse was not an accident ... who caused it? And why? And what if they find out who he used to be?

The Faberge Secret Book
Score: 3
From 4 Ratings

The Faberge Secret


  • Author : Charles Belfoure
  • Publisher : Severn House Publishers Ltd
  • Release Date : 2020-12-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781448304462

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The Faberge Secret Excerpt :

New York Times bestselling author Charles Belfoure takes readers on a breathless journey from the gilded ballrooms of Imperial Russia to the grim violence of the pogroms, in his latest thrilling historical adventure. St Petersburg, 1903. Prince Dimitri Markhov counts himself lucky to be a close friend of Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra. Cocooned by the glittering wealth of the Imperial court, the talented architect lives a life of luxury and comfort, by the side of his beautiful but spiteful wife, Princess Lara. But when Dimitri is confronted by the death and destruction wrought by a pogrom, he is taken aback. What did these people do to deserve such brutality? The Tsar tells him the Jews themselves were to blame, but Dimitri can’t forget what he’s seen. Educated and passionate, Doctor Katya Golitsyn is determined to help end Russian oppression. When she meets Dimitri at a royal ball, she immediately recognizes a kindred spirit, and an unlikely affair begins between them. As their relationship develops, Katya exposes Dimitri to the horrors of the Tsar’s regime and the persecution of the Jewish people, and he grows determined to make a stand . . . whatever the cost.

Designing Paris Book

Designing Paris


  • Author : David Van Zanten
  • Publisher : Mit Press
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015058875702

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Designing Paris Excerpt :

Looks at the work of four nineteenth century French architects, including libraries, schools, a cathedral, and public buildings

Charles Garnier s Paris Op  ra Book

Charles Garnier s Paris Op ra


  • Author : Christopher Curtis Mead
  • Publisher : Mit Press
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 343
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015021633055

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Charles Garnier s Paris Op ra Excerpt :

By making systematic use of the mostly unpublished Opera Archive, Mead fills in the missing links to previous investigations and unlocks the significance of this seminal masterpiece.

The Paris Architect Book
Score: 3.5
From 42 Ratings

The Paris Architect


  • Author : Charles Belfoure
  • Publisher : Allison & Busby
  • Release Date : 2015-08-20
  • Genre: Architects
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 0749019476

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The Paris Architect Excerpt :

In 1942 Paris, gifted architect Lucien Bernard accepts a commission that will bring him a great deal of money - and maybe get him killed. But if he's clever enough, he'll avoid any trouble. All he has to do is design a secret hiding place for a wealthy Jewish man, a space so invisible that even the most determined German officer won't find it. He sorely needs the money, and outwitting the Nazis who have occupied his beloved city is a challenge he can't resist. But when one of his hiding spaces fails horribly, and the problem of where to hide a Jew becomes terribly personal, Lucien can no longer ignore what's at stake. The Paris Architect asks us to consider what we owe each other, and just how far we'll go to make things right. Written by an architect whose knowledge imbues every page, this story becomes more gripping with every soul hidden and every life saved.

Monuments to Money Book

Monuments to Money


  • Author : Charles Belfoure
  • Publisher : McFarland Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-11
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN 10 : 0786464135

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Monuments to Money Excerpt :

"With more than 200 photographs and illustrations, this work studies the evolution of American bank architecture from 1781 to new banks of the present day. It explores how and why the classically inspired structures built in late 18th century America, embodying strength and trust, evolved into the essentially anonymous bank buildings of today"--Provided by publisher.

The Invisible Bridge Book
Score: 4
From 94 Ratings

The Invisible Bridge


  • Author : Julie Orringer
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2010-05-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307593719

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The Invisible Bridge Excerpt :

Paris, 1937. Andras Lévi, a Hungarian-Jewish architecture student, arrives from Budapest with a scholarship, a single suitcase, and a mysterious letter he promised to deliver. But when he falls into a complicated relationship with the letter's recipient, he becomes privy to a secret that will alter the course of his—and his family’s—history. From the small Hungarian town of Konyár to the grand opera houses of Budapest and Paris, from the despair of Carpathian winter to an unimaginable life in labor camps, The Invisible Bridge tells the story of a family shattered and remade in history’s darkest hour.

Edmund G  Lind Book

Edmund G Lind


  • Author : Charles Belfoure
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 203
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105215309456

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The Silver Sword Book
Score: 2
From 1 Ratings

The Silver Sword


  • Author : Ian Serraillier
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1983
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:955544616

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Part Architecture Book

Part Architecture


  • Author : Emma Cheatle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-07-20
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317084037

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Part Architecture Excerpt :

Part-Architecture presents a detailed and original study of Pierre Chareau’s Maison de Verre through another seminal modernist artwork, Marcel Duchamp’s Large Glass. Aligning the two works materially, historically and conceptually, the book challenges the accepted architectural descriptions of the Maison de Verre, makes original spatial and social accounts of its inhabitation in 1930s Paris, and presents new architectural readings of the Large Glass. Through a rich analysis, which incorporates creative projects into history and theory research, the book establishes new ways of writing about architecture. Designed for politically progressive gynaecologist Dr Jean Dalsace and his avant-garde wife, Annie Dalsace, the Maison de Verre combines a family home with a gynaecology clinic into a ‘free-plan’ layout. Screened only by glass walls, the presence of the clinic in the home suggests an untold dialogue on 1930s sexuality. The text explores the Maison de Verre through another radical glass construction, the Large Glass, where Duchamp’s complex depiction of unconsummated sexual relations across the glass planes reveals his resistance to the marital conventions of 1920s Paris. This and other analyses of the Large Glass are used as a framework to examine the Maison de Verre as a register of the changing history of women’s domestic and maternal choices, reclaiming the building as a piece of female social architectural history. The process used to uncover and write the accounts in the book is termed ‘part-architecture’. Derived from psychoanalytic theory, part-architecture fuses analytical, descriptive and creative processes, to produce a unique social and architectural critique. Identifying three essential materials to the Large Glass, the book has three main chapters: ‘Glass’, ‘Dust’ and ‘Air’. Combining theory text, creative writing and drawing, each traces the history and meaning of the material and its contribution to the spaces and sexuality

The Genius of Architecture  Or  The Analogy of that Art with Our Sensations Book

The Genius of Architecture Or The Analogy of that Art with Our Sensations


  • Author : Nicolas Le Camus de Mézières
  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 223
  • ISBN 10 : 0892362359

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The Genius of Architecture Or The Analogy of that Art with Our Sensations Excerpt :

This series offers a range of heretofore unavailable writings in English translation on the subjects of art, architecture, and aesthetics. Camus's description of the French hotel argues that architecture should please the senses and the mind.

The Paris Photo Book

The Paris Photo


  • Author : Jane S. Gabin
  • Publisher : Wisdom House Books
  • Release Date : 2018-09
  • Genre: Man-woman relationships
  • Pages : 506
  • ISBN 10 : 0692097511

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The Paris Photo Excerpt :

A story in two parts, The Paris Photo tells about a young American soldier who bonds with a family in Paris at the end of WWII. Decades later, his daughter, unaware of this family, finds a photo of him with women and a child. She tries to locate this child, if he is still alive, to learn about an unknown aspect of her father's life.