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 It was known that Brassai had taken a series of 'secret photographs' which could not be published because of their daring nature - the forbidden Paris, a sordid bas-monde where high society mingled with the underworld.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780500271087
ISBN-10: 0500271089
Format: Paperback
(269mm x 207mm x 13mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Aug-1983
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Reviews

UK Kirkus Review » Stalking the streets of Paris in the 1930s, Brassai produced an extraordinary portfolio of photographs of the city's bas-monde - a world of prostitutes, gangsters and pimps, of brothels, music halls and opium dens. The photographs were all taken at night, and Brassai's enthusiasm for gaslight - sharp islands of light within a sea of shadows - is clearly evident here. Brassai supplies his own commentary to the images, and together they brilliantly evoke a vanished world. (Kirkus UK)


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