The Secret Paris of the 30s: Brassai (Paperback)
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The Secret Paris of the 30s: Brassai (Paperback)

(author,inset photographer), (translator)
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Paperback 192 Pages / Published: 01/08/1983
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The Secret Paris of the 30s is one of the most remarkable photographic memoirs ever published. For years it was known that Brassai had taken a series of `secret photographs' that could not be published because of their daring nature. Alone, or in the company of friends, he discovered the forbidden Paris of the 1930s - its brothels, its whores, its pimps, its opium dens - the sordid yet bewitching bas-monde where high society mingled with the underworld.

Brassai's photographs reveal a milieu previously only known through books such as the novels of Henry Miller (a frequent companion on his nocturnal rambles): the seamy, grimy yet infinitely exciting reality that tourists still think of when they seek `Paris by night'. These fascinating images are accompanied by Brassai's own text, in which he describes the extraordinary conditions under which he took his photographs.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
ISBN: 9780500271087
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 840 g
Dimensions: 269 x 207 x 13 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Fascinating stuff . . . Brassai's descriptions of the people he came across are as riveting as the images themselves' - Time Out
'A classic . . . a fascinating exploration of an evocative era' - Amateur Photographer

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