Photographe de Paris.
Préface par Pierre Mac-Orlan.Paris: Henri Jonquieres, 1930 Stock Code: 143997
A major influence on the surrealists and future photographersFirst edition, first printing. Working in and around Paris for 35 years, Atget's photographs documented the modernizing city. "Atget's documentary vision proved highly influential, first on the Surrealists, in the 1920s, who found his pictures of deserted streets and stairways, street life, and shop windows beguiling and richly suggestive... and then on two generations of American photographers, from Walker Evans to Lee Friedlander" (MOMA).
The publication was organized by Berenice Abbott, who first met Atget in 1925 while she was working as a studio assistant for Man Ray. Following Atget's death in 1927, she purchased the majority of his archive from his friend André Calmettes. This French edition was published simultaneously with editions in Germany and the US.
Quarto. Original red cloth, spine and front cover lettered in gilt, top edge yellow.
Illustrated with 96 collotype plates from photographs by Atget; portrait frontispiece by Berenice Abbot. Photograph caption booklet under plain leaf at the rear pastedown, as issued.
Spine slightly sunned, very light toning to contents; a near-fine copy.
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