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Brassaï 1899-1984

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The secret Paris of the 30's by Brassaï( Book )

50 editions published between 1976 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most evocative photographic memoirs every published. It was known that Brassai had taken a series of 'secret photographs' which could not be published because of their daring nature--the forbidden Paris, a sordid bas-monde where high society mingled with the underworld
Picasso and company by Brassaï( Book )

25 editions published between 1964 and 1988 in 4 languages and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proust in the power of photography by Brassaï( Book )

22 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 629 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 with Picasso by Brassaï( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 577 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
Brassaï by Brassaï( Book )

7 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a profile of the French photographer and gathers a selection of his works
Paris by night by Brassaï( Book )

17 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roaming Paris streets by night in the early 1930s, Brassaï created arresting images of the city's dramatic nocturnal landscape. The back alleys, Métro stations, and bistros he photographed are by turns hauntingly empty or peopled by prostitutes, laborers, thugs, and lovers. Paris by Night, first published in French as Paris de nuit in 1932, collected sixty of these images, which have since become photographic icons. Original and subsequent editions of the book are highly sought after by collectors. For Brassaï, 1932 and 1933 were the most important years in his life; they were the years in which he met Picasso, published Paris by Night - his first book - and collaborated with the Surrealists on the magazine Minotaure
Graffiti by Brassaï( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Brassai's interest in graffiti began in the early 1930s. He published photographs of carvings found on the walls of the French capital, accompanied by a commentary, in a 1934 edition of the Surrealist review Minotaure, the first of numerous studies that he would complete in his lifetime. Graffiti seized the photographer's imagination: he would seek out interesting inscriptions in the working-class districts of the city; he would spend long hours in front of images waiting for the right light to take his photograph; and he would return to a specific piece of graffiti years after he first found them to record the effects of time. But these often violently carved lines, holes and figures also captured him intellectually, leading him to explore the meaning and impulses behind this raw art form, tracing its origins from the cave paintings of Altamira to the lava-preserved etchings of Pompeii, from the French Revolutionary "scribbler," Restif de la Bretonne, to the walls of modern-day Paris." "The current publication reproduces a comprehensive selection of Brassai's photographs of graffiti along with facsimile pages from Brassai's graffiti sketch-books, extracts from his conversations with Picasso on the subject, and several essays by Brassai published here in English for the first time. An essential volume in the artist's corpus of works, Graffiti demonstrates the extraordinary prescience and freedom of thought that was to render this "amateur" photographer one of the key figures of twentieth-century art."--BOOK JACKET
Conversations avec Picasso by Brassaï( Book )

28 editions published between 1964 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Miller, the Paris years by Brassaï( Book )

27 editions published between 1975 and 2003 in 6 languages and held by 153 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
Fiesta in Seville by Dominique Aubier( Book )

6 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picasso & Co by Brassaï( Book )

9 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sculptures of Picasso by Pablo Picasso( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and French and held by 104 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 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An autobiographical novel about Parisian expatriates in suburban Clichy, struggling to navigate relationships with various women
Brassaï/Picasso : conversations avec la lumière : Paris, Musée Picasso, 1er février-1er mai 2000 by Brassaï( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in French and Undetermined and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversations avec Picasso by Brassaï( Book )

12 editions published between 1964 and 1969 in French and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire de Marie by Brassaï( Book )

9 editions published between 1949 and 1995 in French and English and held by 72 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 : 'no ordinary eyes' by Brassaï( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paris de nuit = Nächtliches Paris by Brassaï( Book )

12 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1962 and 1967 in 4 languages and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Brassaï 1899-1984

Brassaï fotògraf francès

Brassaï fotograf francez

Brassaï fotógrafo húngaro

Brassaï fotografo ungherese

Brassaï francia fotóművész

Brassaï Frans fotograaf (1899-1984)

Brassaï französischer Fotograf

Brassaï French photographer

Brassaï, Georges, 1899-1984

Brassaï, Gilberte 1899-1984

Brassái, Gyula Halász

Brassaï, Gyula Halasz, 1899-1984

Brassaï, Gyula Halász 1899-1984 called

Brassaí, Gyula Halász, called, 1899-

Brassaï, Gyula Halász, called, 1899-1984

Brassai, Halasz Gyula, 1899-1984

Brassaï photographe hongrois

Brassaï фотограф 1899-1984

Gyula Halász

Halász 1899-1984

Halász-Brassaï, Gyula 1899-1984

Halász G. 1899-1984

Halasz, Gilberte 1899-1984

Hálasz, Gyula

Halász, Gyula, 1899-1984

Halàsz, Gyula [Wirkl. Name] 1899-1984

Halász, Gyulia 1899-1984

Halasz, Jules 1899-1984


Брассай фотограф 1899-1984

Халас Д. 1899-1984

Халаш Д. 1899-1984


בראסאי צלם צרפתי

ברסאי, הלש, גיולה, 1899-1984

הלש, גיולה, 1899-1984





Proust in the power of photographyConversations with PicassoBrassaï : the eye of ParisParis by nightGraffitiHenry Miller, the Paris yearsThe sculptures of PicassoBrassaï : 'no ordinary eyes'