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Notre-Dame de Paris.
One Picture Book Two #17.


Photographs by Michael Kenna.
Nazraeli Press, 2020. 16 pp., 14 duotone illustrations, 6x8½".



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Out of Print.

Includes an Artist Proof (A/P), Signed on a loose print!

Numbered copies are now sold out.

“From the moment I entered its dark, sacred precincts, I was in love with Notre-Dame de Paris (Our Lady of Paris). I walked around wide-eyed, awestruck by the grandeur of its architecture and esthetics. I inhaled the atmosphere, the faint smell of incense, the whisperings from the crowds of other people also experiencing these wonders in their own particular ways. I lit candles and sat in front of the altar praying quietly, relishing the tranquility and meditative ambience. I listened to the choir as it practiced for Vespers. This was in 1972, on my first visit to Paris…

My affection for Notre-Dame has only increased over the years. Now, when arriving in Paris, often early in the morning and jet-lagged, I greatly enjoy a ritual walk along the Seine to the Île de la Cité and Notre-Dame, where I can spend some solitary time. Of course, I am never alone. Notre-Dame is an extremely important religious, national and cultural monument, with over twelve million visitors annually. Fortunately, it is always possible to find a quiet pew and reconnect with this alluring space. Notre-Dame continues to capture and inspire my imagination.

On Monday, April 15, 2019, along with countless other people throughout the world, I was shocked and saddened to see the media coverage of Notre-Dame burning. It seemed unimaginable that this architectural wonder, filled with over eight centuries of history, memories and mystique could be destroyed in a few hours. Yet, this devastating fire was happening before our eyes. In the days after the fire, I looked through my archive of negatives for some personal homage to this most beloved place that has given me so much. The fourteen photographs in this book, many of which I have just printed for the first time, were made over a period of forty years on my various wanderings through Paris.

Please get well soon Notre-Dame. We miss you. I miss you.” 

    — From the Introduction by Michael Kenna

Each copy of Notre-Dame de Paris comes with an original 5x7 inch photograph signed by the artist, of an image made during a trip to Paris in 1973.


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