Brassai

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Brassaï

  1. Introduction by Roger Grenier
  • ISBN 9780500410646
  • 19.00 x 12.50 cm
  • Paperback with flaps
  • 144pp
  • 63 Illustrations, 0 in colour
  • First published 1990
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No photographer is more closely associated with a city than Brassaï (1899–1984) with Paris

His most famous portraits and cityscapes, collected in this volume, form a unique vision of life in pre- and post-war Europe.

From the moment he moved there in 1924, he devoted his life and art to immortalizing his adopted city – capturing the street life by day, the cafés and the Seine by night.

A friend of Picasso and Henry Miller, Brassaï knew and photographed the leading figures of his day – Giacometti, Sartre, Dalí, Matisse and Mann among them.


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This series brings together the best work of the world’s greatest photographers, in an attractive format and at an affordable price. Handsome and collectable, the books are produced to the highest standards. Each volume contains some sixty full page reproductions, a critical introduction and a full bibliography. The series was awarded the first annual prize for distinguished photographic books by the International Center of Photography, New York.