For the first time the cities of Los Angeles and Paris are illustrated in parallel. Why LA? Pourquoi Paris? represents a visionary approach to a comparative study of two major, contemporary metropolises. As a long-time resident of both cities and a successful entrepreneur, author Diane Ratican curates visual parings of Los Angeles and Paris with a newfound appreciation of their similarities, differences, and eccentricities.
Why LA? Pourquoi Paris? features full-color illustrations by famed artists Eric Giriat (Paris) and Nick Lu (Los Angeles), highlighting the Yin-Yang relationships of everyday life between two of the world's great cities. Primarily an art book, this visual publication playfully "connects the dots" between respective architectural icons, historical legends, fashion trends, and cultural peculiarities. With the added benefit of historic information, cultural trivia, and a guide to the author's favorite addresses, Why LA? Pourquoi Paris? is a unique visual guide for visitors to Los Angeles and/or Paris who want to experience the cultural milieu of these two distinguished cities.