BRASSAI. With an Introduction by Lawrence Durrell. Photography.

BRASSAI. With an Introduction by Lawrence Durrell

New York: Museum of Modern Art, (1968). First edition. Hardcover. As Lawrence Durrell puts it in his perceptive introduction, "one senses two strong flavors which complement each other. Firstly, that of his sharply selective yet tender treatment of light and dark; secondly, the flavor of the capital city which he adopted as a muse." This book contains a retrospective sampling of Brassai's finest work, ranging over some four decades. There are portraits of famous artists and of unknown workmen and cocottes, a selection of his famous series on the streets of Paris by night, and his sensitive renderings of wall graffiti. In all of them appears the seemingly paradoxical combination of painstaking craftsmanship and romantic sensitivity that makes his work so appealing and so moving. 61 illustrations, 80pp. A fine copy bound in bright blue cloth with black spine stamping, in a fine dust jacket. Item #13831

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