Stories in Stone Paris: A Field Guide to Paris Cemeteries and Their Residents


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Paris, city of lights, city of love, city of magic, city of art, city of death. Around twelve million people call the Paris metropolitan area home and millions more call its catacombs, cemeteries and mausoleums their permanent home. With this field guide in hand, cut across a wide swath of the last two hundred years of Paris history through the funerary architecture, memorials and symbolism within 28 of Paris’s notable resting places, including GPS coordinates for many gravesites.


About the Author

Douglas Keister has authored more than 35 critically acclaimed books. He also writes and illustrates magazine articles and contributes photographs and essays to dozens of magazines, newspapers, books, calendars, posters, and greeting cards worldwide. His wealth of books on architecture has earned him the title “America’s most noted photographer of historic architecture.” His book Stories in Stone: A Field Guide to Cemetery Symbolism has garnered a number of glowing reviews. Sunset magazine said, “Keister has done for cemetery exploration what Audubon did for birding.” Keister has also authored additional cemetery guides titled Forever Dixie, Forever L.A, and Stories in Stone New York. He lives in Chico, California.