Secret Paris Of The 30s by Brassai

Secret Paris Of The 30s


Paperback | July 3, 2001

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Alone, or in the company of friends, Brassai discovered and recorded the forbidden Paris of the 1930s, its brothels, whores, pimps, opium dens, and transvestite cafes -- the sordid yet fascinating bas-monde where high society mingled with the underworld.

The Secret Paris of the '30s is one of the most remarkable photographic memories ever published: like his predecessor Toulouse-Lautrec, Brassai chose to portray a hidden and daring subject matter. His photographs reveal a milieu previously known only through books such as the novels of Henry Miller (a frequent companion of Brassai's nocturnal rambles), the seamy, grimy, yet infinitely exciting reality that tourists still think of when they seek "Paris by night".

These unique pictures are accompanied by an immensely interesting text in which Brassai reminisces and describes the extraordinary conditions under which he took his photographs.

About The Author

One of the most important & influential photographers of the twentieth century, Brassai (1899-1984) moved to Paris from Hungary in 1924. He is best known for chronicling the city in the 1930s & for his portraits of artists such as Picasso & Matisse, & writers including Henry Miller. His fifty-year artistic career also encompassed drawi...
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Title:Secret Paris Of The 30sFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 10.65 × 8.3 × 0.75 inPublished:July 3, 2001Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0500271089

ISBN - 13:9780500271087

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