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The Earful Tower: Paris

The Earful Tower: Figuring out France with guests who know best. 

Aug 7, 2023

G is for Guimard - Hector Guimard that is. He is the architect behind the iconic Paris Metro entrances, several Art Nouveau buildings in Paris, and some very beautiful furniture and decorations in museum displays around the world. 

But what is Art Nouveau? Who was Guimard, really, and why was his work so important? Where can you find it in Paris? And what's his legacy?

All those questions are answered in this episode, with help from tour guide Boris Petrovic from Paris in Person (find his Art Nouveau tour here), from Paris head auctioneer Chrisophe Lucien, and from Julie Treumann of the Driehaus Museum in Chicago. 

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The music in this episode is from Pres Maxson.