"Brassaï: For the Love of Paris" Available in April

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  • February 05, 2014

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Brassaï, Montmartre, 1932
© 2013, Brassaï Estate
Brassaï, The Eiffel Tower, 1932
© 2013, Brassaï Estate

Hungarian-born photographer Brassaï dedicated more than fifty years to capturing all facets of his adopted city. From winsome children playing in public gardens to an amorous couple on an amusement park attraction, from opera and ballet stars to prostitutes and vagrants, and from cobblestone alleyways to ephemeral graffiti, his photographs embody the very essence of his greatest muse: Paris.

Combining the images of one of the most revered photographers in the world, with the beauty of one of the most photogenic cities, the new book BRASSAÏ: FOR THE LOVE OF PARIS, coming from Flammarion in April 2014, provides a view into the art of Brassaï that is as accessible to those with a broad knowledge of his work as it is to those who are encountering it for the first time.

BRASSAÏ: FOR THE LOVE OF PARIS illuminates the City of Light through the avant-garde art community of Pablo Picasso and Marcel Proust, while highlighting Les Années folles or “Roaring Twenties.” Celebrating the enduring romance of the city with images of elegant window-shoppers on the rue de Rivoli, coal workers along the banks of the Seine, and the pure majesty of Parisian monuments such as the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe, this book will be a welcome addition to any Francophile’s library.


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