PHOTOGRAPHER MONOGRAPHS

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Fundación Mapfre

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Hardcover, 9.5 x 11.75 in. / 368 pgs / 212 bw.

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Catalog: SPRING 2018 p. 12   

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ISBN 9788498446449 TRADE
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Barcelona, Spain
Fundación Mapfre, 02/13/18–05/13/18

Madrid, Spain
Fundación Mapfre, 05/29/18–09/02/18

San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 11/17/18–02/17/19

It's easy to adore this gorgeous Brassai survey from Fundación Mapfre. Big, beautifully printed, sexy, seedy—what's not to love? It's underground Paris in the 1920s, for godssake! The Eye of Photography calls it a "stunning retrospective," while The British Journal of Photography calls it "definitive… [allowing] for a better and deeper understanding of the life and work of Brassaï." Luc Sante picked the book for the New York Times Book Review's Holiday Gift Guide in the Photography category, calling it, "the most wide-ranging collection of his work in English, particularly good on his early photographs for magazines, from the raffish Scandale to the impeccable Minotaure; his ventures outside Paris and in daylight; and—balancing his extensive coverage of lowlife—his documentation of 1930s high life, which makes today’s equivalent look especially tawdry and cheap."

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Brassai

Edited with text by Peter Galassi. Text by Stuart Alexander, Antonio Muñoz Molina.

"Lovers at the Gare Saint-Lazare" (c. 1937) is reproduced from 'Brassai.'

Brassai was the first great chronicler of the urban underbelly

This sumptuous Brassai overview gathers outstanding prints of his finest and most popular photographs, drawing on the Estate Brassai in Paris and the collections of leading museums in France and the United States. The work is organized into 18 thematic groupings, such as “Paris by Night,” “Portraits” and “Self-Portraits,” “Body of a Woman,” “Graffiti,” “Places and Things,” “Pleasures” and “The Street,” focusing throughout on his celebrated depictions of 1930s Paris.

When Brassai took up photography in the late 1920s, after his move to Paris in 1924 (from his native Brassov in Austria-Hungary, via Budapest and Berlin), the photobook was blossoming as a new art form ripe for exploration. Brassai gave the genre one of its undisputed classics, Paris de nuit (1933)—the first in what is now a long line of photobooks portraying cities by night. The book was popular with both cognoscenti and tourists, and made Brassai famous; he became the first great chronicler of the urban underbelly, with images of prostitutes, gangsters, brothels and night clubs.

Today Brassai is canonical, and easily one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century, as this 368-page volume—the most beautifully produced and edited survey of his accomplishment in print—amply attests.

Born Gyula Halász, Brassai (1899–1984) began his career as a sculptor, painter and journalist, forming friendships with artists and writers such as Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí, Jacques Prévert, Henri Michaux and Henry Miller, most of whom he later photographed. Brassaï published numerous great photobooks throughout his career, including Voluptés de Paris (1935), Henry Miller: The Paris Years (1975) and Artists of My Life (1982). The George Eastman House in Rochester, New York, the Art Institute in Chicago and The Museum of Modern Art in New York have all held retrospectives of his work.


"Lovers at the Gare Saint-Lazare" (c. 1937) is reproduced from 'Brassai.'

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

The Eye of Photography

[A] stunning retrospective.

The British Journal of Photography

Juan Peces

[D]efinitive…. allows for a better and deeper understanding of the life and work of Brassaï.

The Cute

Sarah Spelling

Brassaï captured both high and low society: beautiful couples and couture shows as well as the grittier side of Parisian nightlife, including hookups in bars and moments in brothels.

Feature Shoot

Miss Rosen

Capturing timeless insights into the human condition.

New York Times

Luc Sante

Brassai is the most wide-ranging colleetioo of his work in English, particularly good on his early photographs for magazines, from the raffish Scan­dale to the impeccable Minotaure; his ventures outside Paris and in daylight; and - balancing his extensive cov­erage of lowlife -· his documentation of 1930s high Jife, which makes today's equivalent look especially tawdry and cheap.

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"At Magic City" (c. 1932) is reproduced from Fondacion Mapfre's superlative 268-page Brassaï survey, published to accompany the recent show at SFMOMA. "I was eager to penetrate this other world," Brassaï is quoted, "this fringe world, the secret, sinister world of mobsters, outcasts, toughs, pimps, whores, addicts, inverts. Rightly or wrongly, I felt at the time that this underground world represented Paris at its least cosmopolitan, its most alive, its most authentic, that in these colorful faces of its underworld there had been preserved from age to age, almost without alteration, the folklore of its most remote past." continue to blog


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"The more scrupulously [the photographer] has respected the independence and autonomy of his subject, and the closer he has gone towards it instead of bringing it nearer to himself, the more completely his own personality has become incorporated into his pictures." So said Gyula Halasz, aka Brassaï, the photographer perhaps most closely associated with the louche Parisian bohemia of the 1930s. Bal des Quatre Saisons, rue de Lappe (c. 1932) is reproduced from the magnificent new overview published to accompany the major Brassaï show which opens tomorrow at SFMOMA. See more Staff Favorite Holiday Gift Books here! continue to blog


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