Brassai: Paris by Night (Hardcover)
 

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Brassai: Paris by Night (Hardcover)

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    Arriving in Paris in 1924, Brassaï rapidly became a shrewd observer of nocturnal Parisian life. He sensed that photography was the tool that would allow him to document his vision of a dying society.

    Fascinated by the night, which he found disco......more

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Arriving in Paris in 1924, Brassaï rapidly became a shrewd observer of nocturnal Parisian life. He sensed that photography was the tool that would allow him to document his vision of a dying society.

Fascinated by the night, which he found disconcerting, enigmatic, and suggestive, Brassaï photographed its every aspect, from police to prostitutes to the homeless to socialites, all in a dreamlike and mysterious manner. In sixty-four images, Brassaï succeeded in remarkably capturing this unique ambience. This book, meticulously assembled by Brassaï himself, signifies the birth of the artist.

Brassaï, originally from Hungary, traveled to Paris in 1924, where he began to associate with the avant-garde artist community, in particular with Picasso and the Parisian surrealist circles. He quickly established himself as one of the most original photographers of his generation.

Paul Morand (1888–1976) was a French writer, diplomat, and academic.

Genre:
PHOTOGRAPHY / Individual Photographers / Essays
Audience:
General/trade
Format:
Hardcover
Pages:
62
Language:
English
Publisher:
Flammarion
Publish Date:
04/03/2012
Copyright Year:
2011
ISBN:
9782080200990
Height:
13.5 in
Wdth:
11.75 in
Thickness:
0.75 in
Unit weight:
2.45 lb
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