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Atget, Paris (25th Anniversary Special Edtn) [Hardcover]

By Andreas Krase, Hans Christian Adam (Editor) & Eugene Atget (Photographer)
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Atget, Paris (25th Anniversary Special Edtn) by Hans-Christian Adam

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Pages   252
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 9.75" Height: 12"
Weight:   3.55 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Aug 1, 2008
Publisher   Taschen
ISBN  3836504715  
ISBN13  9783836504713  

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A beautiful yet inexpensive introduction to Atget's Paris  Jan 11, 2003
This is one of the more unusual books on my shelves, in that physically it is designed to bear a resemblence on its exterior to some travel guides. The photograph above doesn't do it justice. The material is kivar-like, and his famous photograph of the entrance to the Moulin Rouge is tinted in red and yellow. Inside, the photographs are arranged thematically, according such topics as Salesman and Traders on the Streets of Paris, or Trades, Shops, and Window Displays, or interiors of Parisian homes, or, my favorite, Old Paris.

As the introduction of the book points out, Atget was the great photographic recorder of Old Paris. It is to Paris of the turn of the 19th to the 20th century what Weegee was to lower Manhattan. The pictures in this book are nothing short of remarkable, and to look at them for any length of time helps transport one, to the extent that that is possible, to a world that no longer exists. This is not beautiful, genteel Paris. It isn't the Paris of Proust. It is more the Paris of Baudelaire fifty years down the road, the Paris of Toulouse-Latrec.

This without any question the finest inexpensive edition of Atget's photographs currently available, and since Atget is the predominant photographer of the Paris of a hundred years ago, the best inexpensive book of photographs of Old Paris.


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