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Brassaï "Paris de Nuit" 1933 Book

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'Paris de Nuit' book by Brassaï. Published by Arts et Métiers Graphiques in Paris (France). First edition of 1933 with 60 plates in rotogravure (héliogravure) after photographs by Brassaï. In good original condition, with consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina with some scratches. Gyula Halász 'Brassaï' (1899-1984) Whether a couple embracing in a seedy nightclub, a prostitute flaunting herself under a streetlight, or a huddle of petty criminals under an otherwise abandoned bridge, Brassaï found poetry in the derelict. 'The thing that is magnificent about photography is that it can produce images that incite emotion based on the subject matter alone,' he once said. Best known for photographing candid night-time scenes in the Montparnasse district of Paris—an area populated with artists, streetwalkers, petty criminals, and prostitutes (subjects that initially scandalized the public)—Brassaï was dubbed the 'eye of Paris' by his friend, the American writer Henry Miller. Originally born Gyula Halász, he later acquired the pseudonym Brassaï after his Hungarian hometown Brassó and made an international name for himself with books such as Paris de nuit (Paris After Dark) (1933) and Voluptés de Paris (Pleasures of Paris) (1935), in which he captured both the seedier sides of the French capital and its High Society. “There are many similarities between what we call the 'underworld' and the 'fashionable world,” he said. Over the course of his career he photographed many of his artist friends including Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, and Alberto Giacometti, as well as prominent writers such as Jean Genet.

Details

  • Creator
    Brassaï (Photographer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 9.85 in (25 cm)Width: 7.49 in (19 cm)Depth: 0.71 in (1.8 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1933
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Barcelona, ES
  • Reference Number
    Seller: BB.PAROSDENUIT.1A.AR.RL.0004511stDibs: LU1427227094492

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