ANTIQUE PARIS DE NUIT BY PAUL MORAND First Edition 1933 BOOK (VERY RARE). PARIS DE NUIT BY BRASSAI & Paul Morand. Edition Arts et Metiers Graphiques 1933. This is the first edition of this rare and highly collectable book. Book is in excellent condition with all pages intact with slight minimal wear on cover.
Spiral bound monochrome photographic wrappers, titles on front cover in red. There is some minor wear to extremities, the wrappers are otherwise bright, faint damp stains to bottom edge of the first 4 pp. Otherwise this very desirable piece of history is internally fresh and clean; a superb copy of a notably delicate publication. Illustrated with 62 full-page gravure plates, and 2 double-page plates as endpapers.
First edition, first printing, of the photographer's first publication. Brassaï became interested in photography as a way to record encounters on his nightly walks through the streets of Paris.
He enjoyed these long strolls after dark and began carrying a camera and tripod in 1929. He compiled these photographs in a book entitled Paris de nuit. A collection of black and white images that juxtaposed luminous, dreamlike nightscapes with contemporary documentary images of the nighttimes denizens. Night does not show things, it suggests them.It disturbs and surprises us with its strangeness. Brassaïs subjects are not only aware of the photographer, they collaborate with him. His unique style gave Paris de nuit its distinctive intimacy and was a revelation for his artist friends. Fellow night owl Henry Miller wrote: Brassaï is a living eyehis gaze pierces straight to the heart of truths in everything.
Brassaï was at ease with all types of people and this played an important role in his photography. In the course of his nighttime perambulations he befriended pimps and streetwalkers, hoodlums and laborers, who allowed him to photograph freely among them. PLEASE NOTE: Almost all the items we sell are vintage in nature. Many of these items have seen decades of use. Please understand and expect a base line of wear.
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