I live in a beautiful apartment building that was designed in 1967 by Jean Dubuisson in the Montparnasse neighborhood of Paris. Not in the building that was photographed by Andreas Gursky, with “absolutely no view,” but rather in the historic one that is located along Boulevard Pasteur. Initially, I had a generous 2-bedroom apartment of roughly 85m² on the 6th floor—the ideal Parisian floor. The view was already fantastic at this level. To the north, I could see all of Paris, including Sacre-Coeur, the Pompidou Center, and the Eiffel Tower; to the south, I could see the sunny hillsides of Montrouge and the surrounding forested landscape on the Parisian horizon. But when I took the elevator, I could see that there were eight other buttons above that of my floor, the last of which led to a duplex on the 17th floor. I wanted to know more. I put myself on the waiting list to migrate higher. An availability opened on the 16th and 17th floor. I now live at great heights. This gave me some ideas about the current subject. I would like to speak to you about it.


1150 copies of this book have been printed. Each copy is unique. Before lamination at the printer, Edouard François himself drew by hand on each cover with a yellow highlighter.

20 € / 2014, 256 p., 13 x 21 cm - ISBN 978-2-913661-65-3 - Collection FORMES & FIGURES – Editions L’œil d’or