Paris by Brassai and John Russell. First UK edition (1960). First impression. Medium format hardback in near fine condition. No internal markings. Pages clean, binding firm. Also, contains 15 full page images by Brassai. The jacket has some chipping to extremities and minor loss to top rear, now in removable protective sleeve. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted any questions please get in touch.
Brassai's mesmeric photographs captures the everyday essence of Paris lead by John Russell's elegant and erudite tour of the city, its character, its neighborhoods, its institutions, in what is essentially an extended essay guiding the reader through the city of light. Profusely illustrated with 42 wonderful monochrome photographs by Hungarian artist, Brassaï, who not only found fame in the city of Paris but continually documented it.
So, Brassaï was a Hungarian-born French photographer, credited with creating countless iconic images of 1920s Parisian life. He moved to the city in 1924, where he worked as a journalist and joined a circle of Hungarian artists and writers. After dark, he wandered his neighborhood of Montparnasse and documented prostitutes, street cleaners, and other characters of the city nightlife.
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