Item Description

4to. 9.75 x 12 inches. 250 + [2] pp. Title page and preliminaries in red and black. Text in German, French and English. Bound in original red cloth with black titles in pictorial dust wrapper. A fine copy. Illustrated throughout by sepia photographs, with map of Paris and portrait frontispiece. Introduction in French and English. Decorative endpapers to mark 25 years of the publisher. Eug?ne Atget (1857-1927) took several thematic series of Paris photographs from 1897-98 until the outbreak of war and then again afterwards. These included topographical views and architectural details, street scenes and markets and decorative details, including balconies, grilles, door knockers and trade signs. Towards the end of his career he was adopted, against his will, by the Surrealists. This collection includes sections on street traders, Old Paris stairs, shops and window displays, shanty town dwellers, houses of pleasure, fairs, the outskirts and parks and castles. Original edition published by Taschen, 2000.

[Stock No. 25830]

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