Brassai: Paris by Night

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Brassai: Paris by Night

Brassai: Paris by Night

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When Brassaï was at the age of three his family lived in Paris for a year while his father taught at the Sorbonne. Compare the lovely, striking, somewhat mysterious image on the cover with the drab reproduction of the same photograph on page 14. The book was a quick hit, and Brassaï received new commissions for publications ranging from the erotic magazine Scandale to Harper’sBazaar.

There is plenty of atmosphere in the pictures and I particularly like the one of two policemen having a quiet cigarette out side their station. The results of this project --- a fascinatingly tawdry collection of prostitutes, pimps, madams, transvestites, apaches, and assorted cold-eyed pleasure-seekers --- was published in 1933 as Paris de Nuit, one of the most remarkable of all photographic books. Paris by Night" is a stunning portrait of nighttime in the City of Light, as captured by its most articulate observer.Published for the first time in 1933 and originally designed by Brassaï himself, this is a high-quality reproduction of his legendary first book of photographs.

We’re looking at these views of 1930s Parisian society,” says Lehtinen, “but they’re also these incredible reflections on broader themes of community, labor, sexuality, gender, class, solitude…alienation, strangeness. First American Edition (1987) of a book originally published in France by Arts et Metiers Graphiques in 1933. This new edition gives us the same images and, according to the publisher’s statement, “uses the latest engraving technology to reproduce faithfully the quality of the original photographs”. We collect information from our users – this is for administration and contact purposes in connection with contributions you may wish to make to the site or your use of certain site features such as newsletter subscriptions and property enquiries. Beyond such experiences that the book brings, stands the work itself, the effort that Brassaï must have put in to capture such photographs in 1933.

While Brassaï (1899–1984) was a veritable polymath—he wrote novels, sculpted, and painted throughout his career—his pictures of Paris at night remain his career-defining masterworks. Working as a journalist by day, by night he roamed the streets of the capital and visited its bistros, sharing moments in the lives of the prostitutes and peddlers, down-and-outs, and illicit lovers who lived on the margins of society. Ein Buch für die, die sich mit Fotokunst auseinandersetzen und die Zeit zwischen den Kriegen interessant finden. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. Night is not the negative of day; black surfaces and white are not merely transposed, as on a photographic plate, but another picture altogether emerges at nightfall.

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