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Atget's Seven Albums

Nesbit, Molly

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ISBN 10: 0300035802 / ISBN 13: 9780300035803
Published by Yale University Press, 1992
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Cloth, 26 cm., 428 pp., with black and white plates. Bibliography, index. Very good condition but for last few pages and rear endpapers with spme vertical creases. Covers slightly faded at edges. In a dust jacket in very good condition but for heavy vertical creases on flaps, and spine and part of back cover faded. Bookseller Inventory # 50388

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Title: Atget's Seven Albums

Publisher: Yale University Press

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

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Looks at the prototypes for seven books that were never published, analyzes Atget's pictures in terms of form and vision, and discusses the development of commercial photography

From Library Journal:

Eugene Atget (1856-1927) produced seven albums that systematically documented aspects of belle epoque Paris between 1909 and 1915, intending them for eventual publication. Atget's work was rescued from obscurity by the photographer Berenice Abbot, who purchased much of it after Atget's death and published it. In a learned and perceptive text that is readable and well documented, Nesbit analyzes the source of Atget's images as "commercial picture documents" produced for paying customers: builders and designers, artists, and antiquarians. The seven albums, reproduced here in their entirety for the first time, document Paris subjects, from decorative architectural details and home interiors to views of city streets and the outskirts of Paris. Extensive appendixes further document Atget's work, and the bibliography gathers relevant sources on late 19th- and 20th-century French culture. An imporant and useful book for photography, art history, and French history collections.
- Kathleen Collins, New York Transit Museum Archives, Brooklyn
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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