Brassai: The Eye of Paris

Brassai: The Eye of Paris

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Nicknamed "The Eye of Paris" by Henry Miller, photographer Brassai (1899-1994) captured the whole flow of humanity in the French capital. Many of his pictures have become iconic representations of the city, immediately recognizable by people everywhere. This volume, which accompanies a traveling retrospective exhibition, presents both well-known and rarely seen photographs as well as examples of Brassai's drawings and sculpture.

Brassai's best-known series of photographs, Paris de nuit and Paris secret, range from lyrical, mysterious night views of the Seine, city streets, and gardens to provocative pictures of brothels, opium dens, and nightclub interiors. As this book's informative essays make clear, however, these immensely popular series represent only a fraction of the rich diversity of Brassai's work. Included here are photographs from the personal collection of Brassai's widow, Gilberte Brassai.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810963801
Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date: 06/30/1999
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 367
Product dimensions: 9.62(w) x 13.30(h) x 1.13(d)

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Guest More than 1 year ago
Brassai: The Eye of Paris is an excellent book to help us understand the remarkable and complex life and career of one of the world's finest photographers. I was impressed with the amount of information on Brassai and his work and the amount of research that was done to compile the text.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Picasso once told Brassai that He was exploiting a sand mine, when looking at his drawings. Maybe Picasso was not aware of what photography would become in modern art. This book, containing some of Brassai´s most beautiful pictures proves that He was digging gold. I cannot but look at this photos with wonder and respect for this great artist. The text is a great journey of Brassai´s life and times. I highly recommend this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A fine catalogue for a stunning exhibition. Thoroughly enjoyable!