Brassai. Paris (Taschen 25th Anniversary Special Editins) Hardcover – Special Edition, 7 Mar 2008
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Atget was by far the older of the two and died in 1927 at 70 years of age and Brassai, born in 1908 in what is now Romania, did not actually arrive in France until 1924 and Paris a few years later. There are obvious differences in the two photographers' techniques due mainly to differences in their periods of activity and the equipment and materials then available to them. Atget was slightly limited by those of his day, but Brassai much less and able in later life to use some very capable materials and equipment. Brassai lived until 2004, by which time Paris had been through yet another war, an Occupation and a long recovery period during which it gradually evolved from what it had been in Atget's day to largely what it is today. The changes were many and some of Brassai's favourite haunts of old had by then long disappeared.
There is some similarity in elements of their photography but Atget was mostly fascinated by the ordinary, everyday life of his city, often as not by an individual in its streets and Brassai's attention was largely drawn to groups and the unusual or hidden, sometimes criminal, secret, salacious or socially necessary but unspeakable activities of life in the city.Read more ›
This book is very enjoyable, the reproductions are very good and the insights into the life and times of the man are rewarding. Thoroughly recommended.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Another one of the great French photographers. There is more to photography from France than just Bressot.Published 6 months ago by a buyer
Brassai is one of my favourite photographers. Nice book quickly delivered. Don't hesitate at this price.Published 20 months ago by LeBrit
Well published, pretty good quality printing, hard bound and ... cheap. Great photographer, great images, hard to argue with its significant value.Published on 2 May 2014 by reviews again