The Paris Architect

The Paris Architect


  • Release: 2014-07-15
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 400 page
  • ISBN: 9781402284328
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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

The Paris Architect


  • Release: 2013-10-08
  • Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 384 page
  • ISBN: 9781743516720
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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.

The Fallen Architect

The Fallen Architect


  • Release: 2018-10-09
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 336 page
  • ISBN: 9781492662723
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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?

House of Thieves

House of Thieves


  • Release: 2015-09-17
  • Publisher: Allison & Busby
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 320 page
  • ISBN: 9780749019624
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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 . . .

Charles Zana

Charles Zana


  • Release: 2018-04-12
  • Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 240 page
  • ISBN: 9780847860432
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The first monograph on the illustrious Paris-based interior architect, celebrated for designs that merge bold luxury with nods to classic French style. Named by Architectural Digest as a "talent to not be missed," Charles Zana has had a distinguished twenty-year-long career that has brought him to London, Gstaad, Tel Aviv, Monaco, and more to design spaces imbued with his signature modern-meets-timeless aesthetic. By merging thoughtfully placed pops of color, curated furnishings and art, and luxurious yet livable touches, the Paris-based interior architect creates unique spaces celebrated for their striking structure and rich visual poetry. In this debut monograph, Zana beautifully showcases his work within the residential and commercial spheres, including villas boasting clean lines and light-filled spaces; avant-garde Parisian apartments; and showrooms defined by an effortless blend of traditional details within an edgy, industrial space. Sumptuously illustrated with two hundred color photographs that truly capture Zana's cultivated style, this volume is an essential addition to any library of interior design.

Paris Reborn

Paris Reborn


  • Release: 2013-04-02
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 336 page
  • ISBN: 9781250021663
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Stephane Kirkland gives an engrossing account of Napoleon III, Baron Haussmann, and one of the greatest transformations of a major city in modern history Traditionally known as a dirty, congested, and dangerous city, 19th Century Paris, France was transformed in an extraordinary period from 1848 to 1870, when the government launched a huge campaign to build streets, squares, parks, churches, and public buildings. The Louvre Palace was expanded, Notre-Dame Cathedral was restored and the French masterpiece of the Second Empire, the Opéra Garnier, was built. A very large part of what we see when we visit Paris today originates from this short span of twenty-two years. The vision for the new Nineteenth Century Paris belonged to Napoleon III, who had led a long and difficult climb to absolute power. But his plans faltered until he brought in a civil servant, Georges-Eugène Haussmann, to take charge of the implementation. Heedless of controversy, at tremendous cost, Haussmann pressed ahead with the giant undertaking until, in 1870, his political enemies brought him down, just months before the collapse of the whole regime brought about the end of an era. Paris Reborn is a must-read for anyone who ever wondered how Paris, the city universally admired as a standard of urban beauty, became what it is.

All the Buildings in London

All the Buildings in London


  • Release: 2016-02
  • Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 72 page
  • ISBN: 9780789331120
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Londoners, travellers and dreamers will all love this one-of-a-kind volume on the well-loved city of London. All the Buildings in London is the perfect addition to the thriving market for London gift books. With playful illustrations of London's iconic buildings -- the Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, and many more -- as well as a tour of London house architecture, this is a standout book on this city. Following the hugely popular All the Buildings in New York and All the Buildings in Sydney, All the Buildings in London is a charmingly illustrated journey to London, told through one-of-a-kind architectural drawings, one building at a time. It is a truly stunning tour of this beautiful, stylish city with history and stories to tell throug its architecture. A great gift for adults and children, and anyone within the commonwealth.

Paris Architect

Paris Architect


  • Release: 2013-10-08
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 384 page
  • ISBN: 9781402284311
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A gifted architect reluctantly begins a secret life devising ingenious hiding places for Jews in Nazi-occupied Paris Like most gentiles in Nazi-occupied Paris, architect Lucien Bernard has little empathy for the Jews. So when a wealthy industrialist offers him a large sum of money to devise secret hiding places for Jews, Lucien struggles with the choice of risking his life for a cause he doesn't really believe in. Ultimately he can't resist the challenge and begins designing expertly concealed hiding spaces--behind a painting, within a column, or inside a drainpipe--detecting possibilities invisible to the average eye. But when one of his clever hiding spaces fails horribly and the immense suffering of Jews becomes incredibly personal, he can no longer deny reality. Written by an expert whose knowledge imbues every page, this story becomes more gripping with every life the architect tries to save.