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Paris in 3D: In the Belle Epoque

"Paris in 3D: In the Belle Epoque" is a set of stereoscopic 3D images from the 1880-1914 period, a 128-page book by Bruno Fuligni, and a foldable stereoscope. The set is available now at $24.89.

This handsome, unique package—containing a stereoscopic viewer, 34 3D photographic cards, and a photo-packed paperback book—offers a rare view of Paris, the world's most beautiful city, during an era when art, literature, poetry, and music blossomed and reigned.

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A Set of Images and a 128-Page Book

This set of stereoscopic images includes dozens of photographs of the city in all its glory: a traffic jam on Champs Elysses, the Eiffel Tower during the International Exposition, and plenty more. A few of the images are colorized, and all are well labeled on the back so you know what you’re looking at.

Additionally, there is a 128-page book to go with the set of images, which explains the stereoscopic image craze of the time, and what Paris was like and how it evolved. It also contains many additional conventional photos of Paris during the Belle Époque, dividing up that history into The Street, The Seine, The Stone, The Parks, and The Night. The stereoscopic images will put you into the scene, but the book will really make you feel like you are there.

The Belle Epoque

Paris during the Belle Époque (1880–1914) was a time when peace and prosperity allowed for towering innovation in art, fashion, architecture, and gastronomy. The city at this time was the epicenter of art and music. Fauré, Saint Saëns, Debussy, and Ravel were composing; Rodin was working on The Thinker; Renoir, Monet, Cézanne, Pissarro, and Degas painted scenes depicting everyday life; and Pablo Picasso embarked on his Blue Period. As Art Nouveau came into fashion, new buildings followed suit. Opéra Garnier, Castel Beranger, Moulin Rouge, and the Paris Metro entrances were all built during this time. Galeries Lafayette unveiled its gilded department store, which sold couture to the aspiring middle class.

This burgeoning creativity and prosperity, as well as the city and the inhabitants who embraced it, are all captured here, with stunning clarity and realism. Paris in 3D's innovative and inimitable package includes a sturdy metal stereoscopic viewer, 34 rarely seen stereoscopic photographs of the city at the turn of the century, and an accompanying 128-page paperback, which provides a brief history of the stereograph craze and an overview of the city's evolution during that time.

Source; Geekdad.