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Brassai, Paris

4.6 of 5 stars 4.60  ·  rating details  ·  109 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published January 1st 2008 by Taschen (first published July 1st 2004)
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A decent overview, includes work from Paris By Night and Secret Paris of the 30's which is where the really good stuff is.
Fotis P
A great collection of Brassai's photographs and personal view of Paris. It takes you back to another era, and it is most exciting seeing portraits of all those great artists living in Paris at the time. Highly recommended, both for the photography and the historical significance.
Cristina Contilli
Da consultazione... un po' grande come formato, ma bello da sfogliare e risfogliare...
Great book for an introduction to Brassais' work. He really took great pictures and indeed his work was a long reportage on human life. My favorite sections were definately "Paris by Night" and "Artists of My Life".
Julia Smula
Great collection of Brassai's photographs. This multitalent, he was writer, artist, photographer and much more, made great pictures. The pictures of Paris by night and the portraits he made are my favorites!
Nellie Airoldi
Realtà e fantasia che si fondono.
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“My images were surreal simply in the sense that my vision brought out the fantastic dimension of reality. My only aim was to express reality, for there is nothing more surreal than reality itself. If reality fails to fill us with wonder, it is because we have fallen into the habit of seeing it as ordinary.” 14 likes
“If you take your inspiration from nature, you don't invent anything, because what you want to do is to interpret something. But still, everything passes throught your imagination. What you produce at the end is very different from the reality you started with.” 5 likes
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