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Eugene Atget: Unknown Paris

ISBN: 1565848683;
Издательство: New Press
Страниц: 208

Book DescriptionOver 200 never-before-published photographs from one of the twentieth century's most innovative photographers. Atget reached the pole of utmost mastery; but with the bitter modesty of a great craftsman who always lives in the shadows, he neglected to plant his flag there. Therefore many are able to flatter themselves that they have discovered the pole, even though Atget was there before them. ?Walter Benjamin For 30 years, Eugene Atget photographed the historic core of Paris, its buildings and monuments, its ancient streets and civic spaces, its public parks and gardens. With the exception of his earliest photographs, he chose not to represent a particular site by a single, definitive photograph but produced sequences of interrelated images that create a cumulative portrait. A collection of case studies of archetypal urban settings, this book examines Atget's approach to photography. It features 240 of his photographs?nearly all of...