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Monaco T H E C O LO R S O F T I M E ’ S PA S S AG E ■ ■ P H OTO G R A P H S BY J E A N - B A P T I S T E L E R O U X  ■   T E X T BY M I C C H A M B L A S - P LOTO N  ■   P R E FAC E BY H S H P R I N C E A L B E R T O F M O N AC O S E LLING POINTS ■■ Monaco, on the French Riviera, with the famous casino of Monte Carlo and legendary Formula One races, holds enormous appeal

A photographer’s view of Monaco, on the French Riviera

■■ This is a gorgeous photographic exploration of the tiny principality ■■ Preface by HSH Prince Albert of Monaco ■■ Stunning photographs taken in all four seasons

S PECIFICATIONS 150 photographs 162 pages, 10¼ × 10¼" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH PUB MONTH: APRIL PHOTOGRAPHY • TRAVEL ISBN 978-1-4197-2516-6 ISBN 978-1-4197-2516-6 US $45.00  CAN $55.00 54500 9 781419 725166


he beauty of Monaco—Colette called it “a country whose borders are made of flowers”—is revealed as

never before in this new book from French photographer

Jean-Baptiste Leroux. Leroux focuses his lens not on the usual tourist attractions, but rather on the passage of time. As an artist fascinated by light, Leroux visited the same landscapes over and over at different hours of the day and night, capturing the subtle, shifting colors of the city: skies, waves, belle epoque mansions, the Casino, the Monte Carlo harbor, parks, and more. From dawn to dusk, in all seasons, these delicate images reveal Monaco’s natural and architectural beauty. In her accompanying text, Mic Chamblas-Ploton explores the history of the Monegasque landscape. Jean-Baptiste Leroux is a well-known landscape and garden photographer whose previous books include Royal Gardens: Extraordinary Edens from Around the World. Mic Chamblas-Ploton is a lifestyle journalist and author who specializes in garden and estate design. She contributed to Royal Gardens.

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