Author: Brassai, Agnes De Gouvion Saint-Cyr
Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor
Shortly before his death in 1984, Brassaï explained how the city of Paris had served as an infinite source of inspiration-a unifying theme that characterized each phase of his artistic oeuvre and lay at the very heart of his work. Through 250 photographs, this volume presents the diverse facets of Brassai's beloved Paris: from the nostalgic city that he discovered as a child in the 1900s, to the fleeting and ever-changing graffiti on the city's walls ; from the revelers in the Bohemian bars and clubs during the Années Folles, to his reciprocal artistic exchange with Picasso in their portrayals of 1930s Paris; and finally to Brassai's vision of an eternal Paris, in which he captured everyday Parisians at leisure and elevated the familiar to the sublime.
One of the most original and memorable photographers of the twentieth century, Brassaï was also a journalist, sculptor, and writer. He took great pride in his writing, and he loved literature and language-French most of all. When he arrived in Paris in 1924, Brassaï began teaching himself French by reading Proust. Captured by the sensuality and visual strategies of Proust's writing, Brassaï soon became convinced that he had discovered a kindred spirit. Brassaï wrote: "In his battle against Time, that enemy of our precarious existence, ever on the offensive though never openly so, it was in photography, also born of an age-old longing to halt the moment, to wrest it from the flux of duration in order to 'fix' it forever in a semblance of eternity, that Proust found his best ally." He quoted Proust in his own writing, and from the annotated books in his library, we know that he spent a lifetime studying and dissecting Proust's prose, often line by line. Drawing on his own experience as a photographer and author, Brassaï discovers a neglected aspect of Proust's interests, offering us a fascinating study of the role of photography both in Proust's oeuvre and in early-twentieth-century culture. Brassaï shows us how Proust was excessively interested in possessing portraits of his acquaintances and how the process by which he remembered and wrote was quite similar to the ways in which photographs register and reveal life's images. This book-beautifully translated by Richard Howard-features previously obscure photographs from Brassaï's High Society series and offers a rare glimpse into two of France's most fascinating artistic minds.
An affordable and attractive pocket volume of celebrated photographer Brassa�'s most iconic photographs of Paris. Brassa�'s photographs embody the very essence of Paris, from winsome children playing in Paris's public gardens to amorous couples on amusement park attractions, from opera and ballet stars to prostitutes and vagabonds, from cobblestone alleyways to ephemeral graffiti. Shortly before his death in 1984, Brassa� described how the city of Paris had served as an infinite source of inspiration for him--a unifying theme that characterized each phase of his artistic oeuvre and lay at the very heart of his work. Through 120 photographs, this volume presents the diverse facets of Brassa�'s beloved Paris: from the nostalgic city that he discovered as a child in the 1900s to the fleeting and ever-changing graffiti on the city's walls; from the revelers in the Bohemian bars and clubs of the Ann�es Folles to his reciprocal artistic exchange with Picasso in their portrayals of 1930s Paris; and finally to Brassa�'s vision of an eternal Paris, in which he captured everyday Parisians at leisure and elevated the familiar to the sublime.
Paris by Night
Author: Brassaï, Paul Morand
Publisher: Bulfinch Press
A new edition of the classic originally published in 1932 brings together sixty images of the City of Light's back alleys, metro stations, bistros, and people.
Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor
Brassaï became interested in the marginal art form of graffiti in the 1930s, seeing it as a form of outsider art that could open the door to new forms of artistic expression. His atmospheric photographs capture the essence of this unfettered creation. Stark contrasts of black and white alternate with softer shades of grey that meld into one another, smoothing the harsh gouges typical of graffiti. Several of these photographs first appeared in the Surrealist review Minotaure; others were first published in France and Germany in 1960, in a work entitled Graffiti, which accompanied an exhibition that visited New York, London, Milan, Baden-Baden, Frankfurt, Hannover, and Paris. The approach was hugely influential, both for the Surrealists and in the domain of Outsider Art. Accompanying the photographs are selections from previously unpublished writings, including extracts from Brassaï's own notebooks, in which he noted the presence of elements of graffiti on the walls of Paris that he intended to photograph. The book also contains an interview with Picasso on the subject of graffiti as an art form. This first English language version of this classic title is a beautifully produced edition of what is undoubtedly a seminal work in the history of modern photography.
Our two Immortals editions detail some of the most enduring and famous names in photography, all of whom are no longer with us. Great photographs can elicit thoughts, feelings, and emotions when words simply will not suffice. Throughout history, there have been many important people in the field of photography who have used their cameras to catch a single moment in time to tell a story. In this Fashion Industry Broadcast edition on the Masters of Photography we focus on the lives and careers of; Ansel Adams, Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, Guy Bourdin, Brassai, Robert Capa, and Corinne Day. Each was a pioneer in their own way and each artist documented the events and moods of their times. Each one of them in their own way helped pave the way for the great photographers of today, each challenged the image and fashion making world to accept new ideas of beauty and story telling. Fashion Industry Broadcast’s “MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY” is a series: MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY – Vol 9 Living Legends MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY – Vol 10 Living Legends MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY – Vol 11 Immortals MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY – Vol 12 Immortals MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY – Vol 13 Australians MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY – Vol 50 Living Legends MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY – Vol 51 The Muse MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY – Vol 52 Next Gen Fashion Industry Broadcast is the number one destination on the web for the latest in fashion, style, creative arts, creative media, models, celebrity biographies and much more. Our site is available globally in 13 languages and is updated daily. Not a minute goes by without our passionate team scouring the globe for the latest breaking news and insider gossip. www.fashionindustrybroadcast.com Fashion Industry Broadcast publishes on a vast array of media platforms art books, eBooks, apps for mobiles and television documentaries. We cover all the key areas of popular culture, style and media arts. Our products are sold globally in over 100 countries through our partnerships with people like Amazon, Apple, Google and many more. You can purchase all of our products directly from the FIB site, please have a browse. A very special video rich multimedia App version with hundreds of original videos, interviews, behind the scenes at fashion shoots and advertisements, is available through Apple’s iTunes App store for just $4.99 per edition. Look for “MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY” on the Apple App store. Contact [email protected]
Author: Brassai, Paul Morand
Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor
Published for the first time in 1933 and originally designed by Brassaï himself, this is a high-quality reproduction of his legendary first book of photographs. The city of Paris bewitched Brassaï. Working as a journalist by day, by night he roamed the streets of the capital and visited its bistros, sharing moments in the lives of the prostitutes and peddlers, down-and-outs, and illicit lovers who lived on the margins of society. Their nocturnal surroundings fascinated the artist, whose photographs are as much an exploration of the technical challenge of portraying darkness as portraits of a hauntingly dramatic night world. Paris by Night, first published in 1933, features sixty-two of these poetic images, and has become an acknowledged classic of urban photography. Brassaï moved in the same circles as the surrealistshe met Picasso in 1932, and worked on Le Minotaure, the famous surrealist review. He retained a very individual creative vision, however, commenting: The surreal effect of my pictures was nothing more than reality made fantastic through a particular vision. All I wanted to express was reality, for nothing is more surreal. This uniquely modern perspective has inspired a new generation of art critics and historians, and the centenary of Brassaïs birth was the catalyst for major retrospective exhibitions at the Pompidou Centre in Paris, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, the National Gallery in Washington, and the Hayward Gallery in London. The current reissue of Paris by Night brings one of the last centurys key photographic works back into print.
Author: Marja Warehime
Publisher: LSU Press
In this study of Brassai's complete oeuvre, the author analyzes Brassai's paradoxical position between documentary realism and surrealism in the France of the 1930s. She stresses the subjects he pursued most passionately: the shadowy Paris night, urban graffiti and the nature of creative genius.
"Read this book if you want to understand me."—Pablo Picasso Conversations with Picasso offers a remarkable vision of both Picasso and the entire artistic and intellectual milieu of wartime Paris, a vision provided by the gifted photographer and prolific author who spent the early portion of the 1940s photographing Picasso's work. Brassaï carefully and affectionately records each of his meetings and appointments with the great artist, building along the way a work of remarkable depth, intimate perspective, and great importance to anyone who truly wishes to understand Picasso and his world.
Here I Am
Author: Alan Huffman
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Tim Hetherington (1970-2011) was one of the world's most distinguished and dedicated photojournalists, whose career was tragically cut short when he died in a mortar blast while covering the Libyan Civil War. Someone far less interested in professional glory than revealing to the world the realities of people living in extremely difficult circumstances, Tim nonetheless won many awards for his war reporting, and was nominated for an Academy Award for his critically acclaimed documentary, Restrepo. Hetherington's dedication to his career led him time after time into war zones, and unlike some other journalists, he did not pack up after the story had broken. After the civil war ended in Liberia, West Africa, Tim stayed on for three years, helping the United Nations track down human rights criminals. His commitment to getting the story out and his compassion for those affected by war was unrivalled. In Here I Am, Alan Huffman tells Hetherington's life story, and through it analyses what it means to be a war reporter in the twenty-first century. Huffman recounts Hetherington's life from his first interest in photography and war reporting, through his critical role in reporting the Liberian Civil War, to his tragic death in Libya. Huffman also traces Hetherington's photographic milestones, from his iconic and prize-winning photographs of Liberian children, to the celebrated portraits of sleeping US soldiers in Afghanistan. Here I Am explores the risks, challenges, and thrills of war reporting, and is a testament to the unique work of people like Hetherington, who travel into the most dangerous parts of the world, risking their lives to give a voice to those devastated by conflict.
Né en 1899 dans une ville de Hongrie aujourd’hui roumaine, photographe mais aussi peintre, dessinateur, sculpteur et écrivain, Brassaï fut un artiste éclectique et de son temps. Etudiant en histoire de l’art à Budapest puis à Berlin, il s’installe à Paris au milieu des années 1920, apprend seul le français en lisant Proust, et passe des nuits entières à arpenter la capitale. Il photographie les rues, les gens, les bordels comme les chantiers, sublime les enseignes publicitaires et capture les lumières. Ami des plus grands artistes de son temps, Kandinsky, Kokoschka, Henry Miller ou Jacques Prévert, il fut aussi le portraitiste de Dali, Picasso, Matisse, Giacometti et Michaux. Alors que la photo peine à être reconnue comme un art, il réalise des clichés qui resteront à jamais les témoins d’une époque mythique : celle du Montparnasse des années 30, de la Bohème étourdissante. Photographe d’un Paris interlope et nocturne comme de la brillante société de la danse et de l’opéra, auteur d’une œuvre aujourd’hui célèbre dans le monde entier, du Japon aux Etats-Unis, Brassaï est entré dans la légende en se promenant. « La vie de Brassaï fut une quête inlassable et tenace. Du petit soldat communiste à l’exilé hongrois des brasseries de Montparnasse, puis à l’artiste mondialement reconnu, c’est Ulysse. Mais c’est aussi Protée, un flâneur, un grimpeur, un insaisissable vagabond qui fut le poète de sa propre vie. On ne vient pas à bout des légendes. C’est ce qui fait leur étrange beauté. » Serge Sanchez
Author: Brassaï, Musée Carnavalet
The Polaroid Book
Author: Barbara Hitchcock, Steve Crist
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
In existence for over 50 years, the Polaroid Corporation's photography collection is the greatest collection of Polaroid images in the world. Begun by Polaroid founder Edwin Land and photographer Ansel Adams, the collection now includes images by hundreds of photographers throughout the world and contains important pieces by artists such as David Hockney, Helmut Newton, Jeanloup Sieff, and Robert Rauschenberg. The Polaroid Book, a survey of this remarkable collection, pays tribute to a medium that defies the digital age and remains a favorite among artists for its quirky look and instantly gratifying, one-of-kind images. ? over 400 works from the Polaroid Collection ? essay by Polaroid's Barbara Hitchcock illuminating the beginnings and history of the collection ? technical reference section featuring the various types of Polaroid cameras
Author: Jacques Prevert
Publisher: City Lights Publishers
In the years immediately following World War II, Jacques Prevert spoke directly to and for the French who had come of age during the German Occupation. First published in 1946 by Les Editions de Minuit, a press with its origins in the Underground...
Paris Mon Amour
Author: Jean-Claude Gautrand
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
Le Flaneur, the turn-of-the-century French term for the urban stroller, the street wanderer -- an intellectual with plenty of leisure time to idly traverse the byways of the city, drifting from one quarter to another, making discoveries, meeting old acquaintances, making new ones. It remains the best way to see Paris. This volume of photography is a memoir of numerous walks through the French capital by some great photographers, who set out, like le flaneur, to capture by chance something they had never seen before. These images map and re-map the desired paths and favourite landmarks of one of the most photographed cities in the world, reprinting classic shots from the last two hundred years -- right up to the present day. They poignantly evoke the bars, the cafes, the architecture, the parks and, of course, the vibrancy of the people. Turning the pages is like taking a walk through the history of the city, noting the changes and those elements that are forever Paris -- the tree-lined boulevards, the dimly lit bistros, the narrow passages, and the banks of the River Seine.