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The Secret Paris of the '30s (Signed By Brassai)


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ISBN 10: 0394408411 / ISBN 13: 9780394408415
Published by Pantheon Books, New York, 1976
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Unpaginated. The Camera artist's view of the forbidden Paris of the 30s, its brothels, whores, pimps, and opium dens, heretofore unpublished because of their "daring nature." In the accompanying text, Brassai reminisces about his world and describes the sxtraordinary conditions under which he took ish photographs. Translated from the French by Richard Miller. Inscribed on the Title Page For Tom Halsted, New York, le 2 octobre 1976. 1/8" closed tear at top edge front panel dj with on the slightest wear to the same, else, Pristine. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black cloth with blind-stamped title on front board. Size: 4to. Bookseller Inventory # 002304

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Title: The Secret Paris of the '30s (Signed By ...

Publisher: Pantheon Books, New York

Publication Date: 1976

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First American Edition.

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One of the most evocative photographic memoirs every published. It was known that Brassai had taken a series of 'secret photographs' which could not be published because of their daring nature - the forbidden Paris, a sordid bas-monde where high society mingled with the underworld.

About the Author:

Brassaï (Gyula Halász) was born in 1899 in the Transylvanian village of Brasso. A painter, he arrived in Paris in 1923 and was introduced to photography by André Kertész in 1929. He is legendary for his discreet yet intimate photos of the nocturnal world of Paris.

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