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Brassaï 1899-1984

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Picasso and company by Brassaï( Book )
33 editions published between 1966 and 2002 in 8 languages and held by 1,495 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 1,072 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
Brassaï by Brassaï( Book )
5 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Brassaï : the eye of Paris by Anne Tucker( Book )
9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Om den franske fotograf Brassaî (1899-1994) med fotografier fra Paris; fortrinsvis personskildringer
Paris by night by Brassaï( Book )
12 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
Proust in the power of photography by Brassaï( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 377 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
Conversations avec Picasso by Brassaï( Book )
47 editions published between 1964 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Graffiti by Brassaï( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Marcel Proust sous l'emprise de la photographie by Brassaï( Book )
12 editions published in 1997 in French and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Brassaï découvre une relation entre la photographie et l'art même de Proust. Il voit dans sa technique narrative des changements de perspective, d'angle optique, des cadrages. Et surtout il rapproche la mémoire involontaire de l'image latente telle qu'elle apparaît dans le bain du révélateur. Proust lui-même fait de la photographie une métaphore de la mémoire involontaire
Fiesta in Seville by Brassaï( Book )
4 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Henry Miller, grandeur nature by Brassaï( Book )
12 editions published between 1975 and 1997 in French and Undetermined and held by 135 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 between 1949 and 2005 in English and held by 89 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
Histoire de Marie by Brassaï( Book )
8 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 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paris de nuit = Nächtliches Paris by Brassaï( Book )
8 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in German and French and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Brassaï : 'no ordinary eyes' by Brassaï( Book )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paris de nuit; 60 photos inédites de Brassai by Brassaï( Book )
1 edition published in 1933 in French and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paroles en l'air by Brassaï( Book )
3 editions published in 1977 in French and held by 54 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
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
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Alternative Names
Brassai 1899-1984
Brassaï, Gilberte
Brassaï, Gilberte 1899-1984
Brassái, Gyula Halász
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
English (165)
French (131)
German (28)
Spanish (12)
Japanese (4)
Italian (3)
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Polish (2)
Danish (1)
Portuguese (1)
Multiple languages (1)
Armenian (1)