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Brassai, Paris

4.58  ·  Rating Details  ·  119 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published January 1st 2008 by Taschen (first published July 1st 2004)
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Feb 25, 2009 Lilah rated it really liked it
A decent overview, includes work from Paris By Night and Secret Paris of the 30's which is where the really good stuff is.
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Feb 13, 2014 Fotis P rated it it was amazing
Shelves: photography
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.
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Cristina Contilli
Da consultazione... un po' grande come formato, ma bello da sfogliare e risfogliare...
Jun 11, 2012 Maria rated it it was amazing
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
Aug 07, 2010 Julia Smula rated it it was amazing
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!
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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.” 16 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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