The quarter mile of the Left bank in the early 1920s is what Marcel Duchamp called, "The first really international colony of artist we ever had". This book contains thousands of photographs of the Montparnasse in the 1920s. It's an excellent resource if you are researching Man Ray, Calder, Duchamp, Matisse, Hemingway, Picasso or Stravinsky. Alice Prin or Kiki, was the queen of the artists' quarter. She had a beautiful body and a fine voice. She was the Man Ray's lover and modeled for many Left Bank artists. The book adds the human side of the times, and the art that was made in them. I would recommend this book to any working artist or collector.