21 March 2006

Vintage photo memoir exposes a secret Paris

"In Brassai's photography we have a textbook example of candid photography being used as a tool for cultural investigation at the beginning of its golden age." -- New Republic

Publisher's comments:
The Secret Paris of the '30s

Alone, or in the company of friends, Brassai discovered and recorded the forbidden Paris of the 1930s--the sordid yet fascinating bas-monde where high society mingled with the underworld. The Secret Paris of the '30s is one of the most remarkable photographic memoirs ever published. 150 photos. This volume contains many photographs taken by Brassai which have never had wide circulation before because of their daring nature. His subject is the forbidden Paris of the 1930s, its opium dens, its brothels and its whores, where high society mingled with the underworld.

ISBN: 0500271089
Author: Brassai
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication Date: June 2001
Dimensions: 10.6 x 8.26 x .70 inches
paperback/english

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