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Eugene Atget (1857-1927) devoted more than 30 years of his life to a rigorous documentation of Paris, its environs and the French countryside, through more than 8,000 photographs. In the process, he created an oeuvre that brilliantly delineates the richness, complexity and character of his native culture. Atget's uncompromising eye recorded the picturesque villages and lan ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published February 1st 2004 by Museum of Modern Art
(first published 2000)
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Atget is an interesting historical figure and this book goes in-depth into many of his photos. In fact, every photo in the book is accompanied by an essay by Szarkowski. I read several of them but not all. I'll keep investigating Atget.
John Szarkowski was an influential photographer, curator, historian, and critic. From 1962 to 1991 Szarkowski was the Director of Photography at New York's Museum of Modern Art.More about John Szarkowski...