Let Jamie Beck transport you to the South of France with An American in Provence: part art book, part travelogue, part memoir, and part cookbook, and perfect for art lovers, Francophiles, and armchair travelers alike.
An American in Provence is a beautiful collection of exquisite portrait, scenic, and still-life photography from wildly popular and award-winning photographer Jamie Beck. Looking to slow down from her fast-paced life in New York City, Beck moved to the French countryside documenting her life as “An American in Provence.” What started as a one-year getaway became five as she continues to chronicle her life there through her photography on Instagram @JamieBeck.co, including the birth of her daughter, Eloise, all in the most breathtaking way.
In An American in Provence, Beck shares her tips and techniques for creating incredible photos and details her transformational journey as an artist and woman. Beck also includes farm-to-table recipes she's learned along the way, including Braised Beef Stew, Spring Chicken with Herbs de Provence, Fresh Tagliatelle Pasta with Spring Asparagus, and Lemon Meringue Tart. This stunning visual journey is sure to delight anyone who wishes to escape reality and immerse themselves in life in Provence.
About the Author
Jamie Beck took her first photograph at the age of thirteen and soon after began earning her living as a professional photographer. By twenty-eight, she opened her own commercial photographic studio in lower Manhattan. Jamie has shot campaigns and editorials for some of the world’s most famous brands, including Chanel, Donna Karan, Nike, Oscar de la Renta, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft. Her work has appeared under the mastheads of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, on Netflix, and in digital ad displays for Disney. She has been commissioned by luxury brands such as Chopard, Cartier, and Volvo and has twice been named by Adweek magazine as one of the industry’s top 100 creatives, with numerous features written about her body of work in Communication Arts, WWD, and Time. With her camera never leaving her side, Jamie has spent almost twenty-five years traveling the world, one photographic frame at a time. In 2016, she took what was to be a one-year sabbatical to create a personal body of work in the South of France, which changed the entire course of her life, one that blossomed into a career as an art photographer and delivered her a French-born baby girl named Eloise. Jamie is the author of the New York Times bestselling An American in Provence. She lives in Provence with her husband and daughter. Follow her on Instagram @JamieBeck.co.
“For the bon-vivant who loves food, art, France, and wine. A gorgeous coffee table book that will immediately transport you to the hills of Provence.”–Amazon Book Review
“For Francophiles, on-the-go and armchair travelers, as well as anyone who fantasizes about touching down on a new horizon for an extended stay, An American in Provence: Art, Life and Photography by Jamie Beck is an enticing portal… brimming with intoxicating images and inviting words. A feast for the eyes and spirit. (And a holiday gift idea.)” —Forbes
“Jamie’s transporting book brings back all the wonderful memories of my first trip to France in my twenties, when I fell in love with the beauty of the country, and especially the vibrant flavors of the Provençal table.” —Alice Waters
“Jamie Beck is the Peter Mayle of our time. Her alluring and sensual portraits bring us one step closer to understanding the ineffable magic of the South of France. From flower markets to aioli recipes, her keen photographic eye and gentle soul bring back vivid memories of my childhood in Aix-en-Provence and invite us all to slow down and indulge our senses in the warm glow of the Provençal sun.” —Frédéric Fekkai
“Jamie’s work is a visual feast of food, flowers, and family. Her book takes you on a trip to Provence and allows you to linger and luxuriate there with her as she basks in nature and the best that life has to offer—simple, wholesome goodness.” —Lauren Bush Lauren
“Jamie captures the charm and romance of Provence in her stunning book, filled with lush photos of food, wine, and other glories of la France. An American in Provence is a woman’s journey of immersion in the country and culture of France, from the fragrant fields of lavender to the crusty bounty of her local boulangerie.” —David Lebovitz
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New Hope for American Art
New Hope for American Art is the most comprehensive book ever published on artists from, and surrounding, the New Hope Art Colony (also known as the Pennsylvania Impressionists). This book, with its 612 pages and over 1,000 color plates of artwork include biographies of 165 individual Pennsylvania Impressionists and New Hope Modernists as well as artists from the Philadelphia Ten, a pioneering group of women all educated at Philadelphia art schools.
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Rae Sloan Bredin
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