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Brassai: Paris

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9782080201683
Author(s): Brassai BrassaAZ
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2013
Publisher: Editions Flammarion
Dimensions: 251 x 34 x 290 (w x l x h)
Pages: 256

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Hungarian-born photographer Brassai dedicated more than fifty years of his artistic creation to capturing his adoptive city in all its facets. From winsome children playing in the public gardens to amorous couple on amusement park attractions, from opera and ballet stars to prostitutes and vagrants, from cobblestone alleyways to ephemeral graffiti, his photographs embody the very essence of Paris. In an interview shortly before his death in 1984, he explained how Paris had served as an infinite source of inspiration and had reined as the unifying theme that characterized each phrase of his artistic work. He first discovered Paris as a child in the 1900s, during the time of Marcel Proust, and the city came alive as he walked the bucolic pathways of the Bois de Boulogne, took in the sites from the cross-town bus, or spent afternoons navigating a miniature sailboat in a pond in the Luxembourg gardens; he would later commemorate these childhood memories on film.
Throughout the Roaring Twenties, Pariss art scene was abuzz and upon his return from Berlin, Brassai befriended Henry Miller, Dali, Picasso, Matisse, Giacometti, and Jacques Prevert, and produced some of his most iconic photographs of nocturnal Paris. He would go on to sublimate the individual neighborhoods and commemorate the enduring romance of the city with images of elegant window-shoppers on the rue de Rivoli, coal workers along the banks of the Seine, sunlight striking a contrast on the gargoyles of Notre Dame, velvety fo Please click here to ask a question
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