Photographe de Paris. Préface par Pierre Mac-Orlan.

New York: E. Weyhe, n.d. [1930].

Price: $750.00

About the item

First American edition, from French sheets. LACKS TITLE? Frontispiece portrait of Atget from the photograph by Bernice Abbott, and 96 collotype plates from photographs by Eugène Atget. [2], 23pp. of text (in French), and final 6pp. “Table” tipped to a folded she et and bound in at end. 1 vols. 4to. Burgundy moire silk cloth, stamped in gilt. Boards slightly soiled, head of spine slightly frayed, slightly cocked. Lacks tipped-in American issue title leaf.

Item #228734

"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).