Think you know Paris? Look up and discover a new city. Angels of Paris: An architectural tour through the history of Paris is a divine book that points you to such unexpected sights as the roof of the Theatre du Chatelet and a sundial at the Sorbonne. Beautiful photos accompany the story of each angel.
Jane Knight, THE TIMES (UK)
Look up, in Paris, and the city is full of angels. Flannery finds them all over Paris and gracefully weaves together each one's story with the city's history, architecture and plenty of anecdotes. Even Benjamin Franklin makes a cameo appearance, with the muscular little angels who hoist lightning rods on the roof of the Theatre du Chatelet. An unusual-and uplifting-way to look at Paris.
Vivian Thomas, FRANCE TODAY
While it is true that most of the architectural grandeur of Paris is exemplified by monumental structures with heroic proportions, such as Notre Dame, Place de la Concorde, the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower, Rosemary Flannery encourages us to . . . delight in the modest details of angelic architectural ornaments - large and small - found throughout the city. . .Exploring the history of the city synonymous with art and enlightenment through an artist’s lens aimed at angels expressed in a myriad of artistic media will delight all kinds of readers.
Judy L. Hayward, TRADITIONAL BUILDINGS
More reviews available on Amazon at
Blog reviews and interviews
Angels in Paris: An interview with Rosemary Flannery by Janet Skeslian Charles (October 24th, 2012)