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Lintels of Paris

Lintels of Paris

64 pages
Published:   January 31, 2020
Non-Fiction  /  Art & Architecture
Hardcover:   9781895488319    $60.00
Published by Anchorage Press

A CBC New Brunswick Book List Selection

Thaddeus Holownia’s Lintels of Paris provides a taste of the urban qualities of Paris, its quartiers, and its exquisite architectural details. Working with his trusted large-format banquet camera, Holownia has completed a series of horizontal portraits of carved stone lintels sitting atop the large doorways that line the streets and sidewalks of France’s capital. This large-format volume, featuring over 40 stochastic duotones, offers an unexpected tour of one of the defining features of the "City of Light." Lintels of Paris accompanies an exhibition of the same name running throughout 2020 at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.


Thaddeus Holownia is a visual artist, letterpress printer, and publisher. After a forty-one-year teaching and administrative career in the Department of Fine Arts at Mount Allison University in Sackville New Brunswick, Holownia recently retired from teaching and now spends his time at his studio in Jolicure, New Brunswick.

Peter Edwards is emeritus professor of French at Mount Allison University, specializing in nineteenth-century French literature.


"One can, and does, get pleasurably lost in the rich detail of these photographs." — Billie Magazine