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Entertaining Guide Book: COOL JAPAN

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Cool Japan is going to rock your world! Museyon Guides is proud to announce our 16th original title: Cool Japan. The book is hitting the stores and online sellers in one week on November 1st! From the Japanese heroes of the past to the 100%-unique culture of the present-day Japan, from Tokyo to Kyoto and Tohoku region, this book is ... Read More »

NBC’s Parks and Recreation goes to London with “Chronicles”

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It was out of the blue when the producers of the Emmy-winning Parks and Recreation show on NBC wanted to use our Chronicles of Old London guide for the Season 6 premiere episode, but come to think of it – it makes total sense. Like all our guides, the London book is both intelligent and looks spectacular on screen! Most ... Read More »

Where is this scene? Léon: The Professional (1994)

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When I saw this film for the first time, I wondered exactly where this iconic scene was filmed. The scene makes me feel very “New York,” and at first I thought it might be Park Avenue South or Madison Avenue, or 23rd Street close to the Chelsea Hotel where they filmed interior scenes of Mathilda’s apartment. Unfortunately none of the ... Read More »

“I’m suffering greater hardships than ever man indured”

"Last Judgement" by Michelangelo, Sistine Chapel, Rome

What words come to your mind when you see the famous ceiling of the Sistine Chapel? “Divine”? “Inspirational”? “Majestic”? How about “belly out of whack” or “a thousand hazards”? How about “skull scrapes where a hunchback’s lump would be”? Or, “ill from the overwhelming labor”? It took Michelangelo over 4 years of arduous toil to single-handedly complete the famous painting ... Read More »

Announcing… ON LOCATION NYC

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Hi There, We are pleased to announce the release of our new title, On Location NYC, by Alex Child next month. Following Chronicles of Old New York and Art+NYC, On Location NYC is our third New York title and identifies more than 100 film and TV locations through iconic moments in cinema and TV history with beautiful color photos and ... Read More »

Armchair Traveler: Rouen, France and the Impressionists

The Cathedral & Gros Hrloge in Rouen

“I am exhausted, I can’t bear it any more and I had nightmares last night: the cathedral was falling down on me, it seemed to be blue, or pink or yellow.” —Claude Monet From 1892 to 1893, Monet painted the 31 works that comprise his Rouen Cathedral series. He was solitary and oblivious to the other artists working around him. ... Read More »

The Ides of March: Where exactly was Caesar killed in Rome?

"Death of Julius Caesar" by Vincenzo Camuccini, 1798

On March 15, 44 B.C., Julius Caesar—the most famous Roman at home and abroad—was assassinated by a group of mutineer consuls in the Senate house, the Curia Pompeii. In a startling quirk of fate, his body slumped against a statue of Pompey the Great, his former political ally turned archrival, who fought the failed bid to stop Caesar from becoming ... Read More »

Renoir: The Artist Who Loved Women

Jeanne Samary in a Low Necked Dress (detail), 1877

You may enjoy one of Renoir’s most famous paintings, “La Loge”, at the current show, “Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.   The fashionable woman in “La Loge” is Nini Lopez, who was an actress from Montmartre and known as “fish face.” Renoir met her when he moved to Montmartre for the summer to paint “Bal ... Read More »

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