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This Week's Good Reads about Paris and France

February 24, 2021By Heidi EllisonWhat's New Potpourri
Proustophiles are beside themselves with joy following the publication of new material.
Proustophiles are beside themselves with joy following the publication of new material by the great French novelist.

Proust retrouvé
The 75 missing pages from Marcel Proust‘s first draft of À la Recherche du Temp Perdu have been found and published. (The Guardian)

Architecture in France
Richard Rogers, who designed the Centre Pompidou in Paris with Renzo Piano, is retiring with a bang: check out the dramatic Richard Rogers Drawing Gallery in a French vineyard. (The Art Newspaper)

Intangible French culture
Baguettes, Paris’s rooftops and a wine festival will compete for possible recognition by Unesco as part of France’s “intangible heritage.” (The Local)

(Very) early music
An ancient conch shell used as a wind instrument, found in France, is still making music. (Smithsonian Magazine)

Christo and Jeanne-Claude
The art collection of the late Christo and Jean-Claude, including works by Andy Warhol, Man Ray, Keith Haring, Arman, Nam June Paik and many more, has been auctioned off at Sotheby’s Paris. (Artnews)

Protecting the Louvre’s artworks
Wars and floods have threatened France’s art treasures more than once. A look at precautions taken by the Louvre. (Smithsonian Magazine)



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