International buyers : If your favorite bookstore is unable to order it for you, all these books are available on Amazon.
PARISIAN & FRENCH ART OF LIVING :
UN ART DE VIVRE A PARIS, INSPIRATIONS POETIQUES France de Griessen AAM Editions
Un art de vivre à Paris, Inspirations poétiques is an art book that doubles as a coffee table books, a visual feast combining photographs and watercolors, both by the author. An invitation to gracious living, Un art de vivre à Paris, Inspirations poétiques takes the reader on an inspiring journey, exploring an exquisite selection of gorgeous Parisian shops, studios and showrooms, seen through the eye of poetic Parisian art de vivre expert France de Griessen. Whether they sell vintage jewels, furniture and home accessories, sculpture, moldings, antiques, ceramics, floral accessories, stained glass, rare books, art glass, wrought iron pieces or hand-made tiles… these shops showcase the romantic, bohemian Parisian spirit and French “je ne sais quoi”. Un art de vivre à Paris, Inspirations poétiques suggests to the reader many ways to create beautifully curated and elegant rooms and decors that have a unique personality, mixing and matching old-world timelessness while being creative with colors and textures.
FLEURS DE PARIS France de Griessen AAM Editions
Fleurs de Paris is an art book that doubles as a coffee table books, a visual feast combining photographs and watercolors, both by the author. An invitation to gracious living, Fleurs de Paris takes the reader on a magical journey, exploring the exquisite shops of exceptional Parisian florists, seen through the eye of poetic Parisian art de vivre expert France de Griessen. An interdisciplinary artist – singer-songwriter, photographer, author, watercolorist, theatre director, actress, performance artist, photo stylist… – she shares her passion for romantic flower arrangements, wildflower bouquets, sensual interior design and poetic atmospheres. An ode to the beauty that we can create every day, decorating our homes with flowers that make us feel wonderful, unique and inspired.
POETIC TALES – WATERCOLOR ILLUSTRATED BOOKS :
CHARDON TROUVE SA MAISON France de Griessen AAM Editions
Chardon trouve sa maison is a poetic tale with watercolor illustrations by the author. Bleuet, Myosotis, and their young son Chardon have to move. As the little blue bird expresses sadness, Bleuet and Myosotis entrust him with a very special mission: choosing the new family home ! The adventure begins as Myosotis tells Chardon that “if he wants his dreams to come true, he must visualize them first”. Learning to trust his own ideas and his imagination, Chardon overcomes his fears of change and paints various watercolors depicting the house. Imagining each room, he designs a unique and inspiring home, filled with joie de vivre and magic.
For all ages.
COCO DE PARIS France de Griessen AAM Editions
In the same vein as Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince, Peynet’s books or Jean Adrien Mercier’s illustrated fairy tales, Coco de Paris is a poetic tale with watercolor illustrations by the author. In this initiatory, philosophical story, a pigeon named Coco explores the many wonders Paris has to offer – Montmartre, Jardin du Luxembourg, Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Champs-Elysées, the theaters and cafés, the romantic Seine riverside…- and gets to experience the French art of living. As the story unfolds, Coco contemplates the beauty of life, learning from his wanderings and from every encounter – with a painter, a musician, a bookseller, an antique dealer, a dressmaker, an actor, and his love, Violeta – and becomes a guide and a poet.
For all ages.
ORPHEON – hard cover book + CD France de Griessen AAM Editions
An evocative dreamscape, this hard cover small book includes original images, watercolors & drawings, complete lyrics, poems and notes by the artist and a CD.
Singer-songwriter & interdisciplinary artist France de Griessen shares the thoughts and process of what went into creating and recording her music in Los Angeles, working with Grammy-nominated Los Angeles based producer, mixer, engineer, composer, and musician Jamie Candiloro.
This small book is a reflection of her way of looking at the world and inhabiting it as an artist, trying to understand signs, cultivating intuition, and, wandering but not lost, always seeking the magic in everything, in moments of sadness or joy. According to France de Griessen, “mystery is healing and powerful”.
Cover and additional photography by Richard Dumas + Fabienne Shine, François Maigret, Jamie Candiloro.
Also available : ORPHEON, signed limited red vinyl edition (only HERE)