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Brassaï 1899-1984

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Picasso and company by Brassaï( Book )

86 editions published between 1964 and 2006 in 11 languages and held by 1,832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Brassai recorded his many meetings and appointments with the great Spanish artist from 1943 to 1946, resulting in Conversations with Picasso." "While the two artists shared the same milieu in the 1930s, it wasn't until the 1940s that they saw each other on a regular basis, when Brassai was asked to photograph Picasso's works. Brassai's recollection of these visits offer an intimate portrait of one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century: a Picasso who described Cezanne as his "one and only master"; a Picasso who throws a tantrum because he lost a flashlight; a Picasso who remained in Paris during the German Occupation." "At the same time, it would be a mistake to believe these conversations are only about Picasso. Instead, they treat everyone who comes into his life, the artistic and intellectual debates of the time, and the events of World War II from those in its midst. Paul Eluard, Andre Breton, Man Ray, Jean-Paul Sartre, Henri Matisse - all of these artists and writers, and more, make appearances in these pages."--Jacket
The secret Paris of the 30's by Brassaï( Book )

36 editions published between 1976 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of photographs with commentary, by the renowned artist Brassai, documenting the sordid world of Paris brothels, opium dens, underworld taverns, and other hidden places
Proust in the power of photography by Brassaï( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the most original and memorable photographers of the twentieth century, Brassai 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, Brassai began teaching himself French by reading Proust. Captured by the sensuality and visual strategies of Proust's writing, Brassai soon became convinced that he had discovered a kindred spirit. Brassai 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 'duree' 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, Brassai 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."--Jacket
Brassaï by Brassaï( Book )

6 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brassaï : the eye of Paris by Anne Tucker( Book )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om den franske fotograf Brassaî (1899-1994) med fotografier fra Paris; fortrinsvis personskildringer
Paris by night by Brassaï( Book )

16 editions published between 1933 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Graffiti by Brassaï( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fiesta in Seville by Dominique Aubier( Book )

11 editions published between 1954 and 1956 in French and English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brassaï : 'no ordinary eyes' by Brassaï( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Miller, the Paris years by Brassaï( Book )

20 editions published between 1975 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brassaï n'est pas seulement le grand photographe universellement connu. Ses livres sur Picasso comme sur Henry Miller, montrent que son esprit est aussi pénétrant que son regard. A travers ces souvenirs, c'est à une réflexion sur la personnalité et l'art d'Henry Miller et sur la création littéraire en général que nous convie l'auteur
The sculptures of Picasso by Pablo Picasso( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in French and English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This luxurious publication presents the sculptures of Picasso photographed by Brassai, one of the most important photographers of the 20th century. Includes an insightful text written for this work in 1948 by Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, a major Picasso art dealer. Brassai met Picasso in 1932 when he was commissioned to take a series of pictures of the artist's studio; between 1932 and 1946, Brassai photographed all of Picasso's sculpted works. This long-term working relationship led to a fruitful exchange between the two artists on the respective nature of photography and sculpture, which is reflected in this volume."--Publisher's website
Quiet days in Clichy by Henry Miller( Book )

10 editions published between 1956 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This tender and nostalgic work... is a celebration of love, art, and the Bohemian life at a time when the world was simpler and slower, and Miller an obscure, penniless young writer in Paris.... Miller describes a period that would shape his entire life and oeuvre""HENRY MILLER (1891-1980) was an American writer and painter infamous for breaking with existing literary forms and developing a new sort of "novel" that is a mixture of novel, autobiography, social criticism, philosophical reflection, surrealist free association, and mysticism, one that is distinctly always about and expressive of the real-life Henry Miller and yet is also fictional" for the English ed
Histoire de Marie by Brassaï( Book )

9 editions published between 1949 and 1995 in French and English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Par le célèbre peintre et photographe, quarante-quatre textes pour rapporter les propos et le procès d'une certaine mademoiselle Malarmé. Il en résulte une sorte de documentaire qui restitue la pensée et les actes de la femme de ménage mais aussi les odeurs qui émanent de ses mouvements, de ses rêves, de toute sa vie sevrée d'amour
Brassaï/Picasso : conversations avec la lumière : Paris, Musée Picasso, 1er février-1er mai 2000 by Brassaï( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in French and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paris de nuit = Nächtliches Paris by Brassaï( Book )

11 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in German and French and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paris de nuit; 60 photos inédites de Brassai by Brassaï( Book )

2 editions published between 1932 and 1933 in French and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Camera in Paris by Brassaï( Book )

6 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paroles en l'air by Brassaï( Book )

5 editions published in 1977 in French and Undetermined and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hans Reichel, 1892-1958 by Hans Reichel( Book )

7 editions published between 1962 and 1967 in 4 languages and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brassai : Paris nocturne by Brassaï( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Brassai 1899-1984

Brassaï fotografo ungherese

Brassaï französischer Fotograf

Brassaï French photographer

Brassaï, Gilberte

Brassaï, Gilberte 1899-1984

Brassái, Gyula Halász

Brassaï, Gyula Halász 1899-1984 called

Brassaí, Gyula Halász, called, 1899-

Brassaï, Gyula Halász, called, 1899-1984

Brassai, Halasz Gyula, 1899-1984

Gyula Halász

Halász 1899-1984

Halász-Brassaï, Gyula 1899-1984

Halasz, Gilberte 1899-1984

Hálasz, Gyula

Halász, Gyula, 1899-1984

Halász, Gyulia 1899-1984

Halasz, Jules 1899-1984



ברסאי, הלש, גיולה, 1899-1984

הלש, גיולה, 1899-1984




The secret Paris of the 30'sProust in the power of photographyBrassaï : the eye of ParisGraffitiBrassaï : 'no ordinary eyes'Henry Miller, the Paris yearsThe sculptures of Picasso