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Atget Paris 10th PRINTING
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Atget Paris
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From 1897 until his death in 1927 Atget was photographer of Paris par excellence. This book brings together 840 of his images arranged district by district, neighborhood by neighborhood — it is the most prolific collection of his work ever published.
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To turn the pages is to take an unforgettable stroll through the eerie, empty streets of Paris 90 years ago. It is a strange, largely unpeopled world where objects project an uncanny density: shoes dangling in a shop window, or the milk cart laden with cans and equipped with whip and reins but no driver. This is Atget’s Paris and in typical Atget style those humans that do appear are the humble tradespeople, the ragpickers, the prostitutes.

Although hailed by the surrealists for the poetic quality of his images, Atget refused to accept that he was an artist, claiming that the pictures he took were simply documents. He has become known as the first modern photographer and had the unique ability to inject a tragic quality into ordinary things.

As a special tribute this book has been formatted in the shape of a Parisian cobblestone.

788 pages, Paperback, 5 3/4'' x 7 3/4'' (255 x 215 mm)
830 b/w illustrations, English/French
ISBN 13: 978-1-58423-241-4  
ISBN 10: 1-58423-241-2
    $ 49.95
Quotes:
“The photos comprise one of the great works of art of the last two centuries”
— Newsweek
“It has never been possible to get enough Eugene Atget... a pho­to­graph­er’s feast. There never was a gourmand’s publication of Atget. Until now”
— Los Angeles Times,
Sunday Book Review
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