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Brassaï (i.e. Gyula Halász) Morand, Paul Paris de Nuit, 60 Photos inédites de Brassaï. 6 Bll. Text and 62 photographs in intaglio, 25,5 x 20,5 cm. Paris, Édition Arts et Métiers Graphiques, (1932). 62 S. cl. -4°. Ill. OUmschl. with spiral binding, (with minimal blemishes at the corners of the spiral binding, slight crease marks and abrasion). First edition of the work with atmospheric photographs of Paris at night and a photographic declaration of love for Brassaï's new home, which made him famous in no time at all. Brassaï (1899-1984), went to Paris in 1924, where he maintained a lively exchange with Picasso and Dali, among others. (Cf. Koetzle 2011 - Molderings 2008.) - "It is this ingenious lighting control, in connection with the scarcity of expression caused by the long exposure time, that makes the nightly events in Brassaï's photographs appear like a theater scene. (Molderings) Formally and aesthetically distinguished by copperplate engraving, spiral binding, as well as bifur cut by Cassandre as title headline. (Parr/Badger, Photobook: A History, I, p. 134) - Fine copy. - Brassaï's first book publication. First edition of this important photo book. Paris de Nuit, 60 Photos inédites de Brassaï. 6 p. text and 62 photographs printed in gravure. 25,5 x 20,5 cm, orig. ill. wrappers spiral bound (with min. blemishes and crease marks, slight rubbing). - First edition of the important work about nightly Paris, which was a declaration of love towards his new homeland. Aesthetically distinguished by technique of printing in gravure, spiral bounding and heading in bifur cut by Cassandre. - Slight crease marks on corners and some minimal defects along spiral bound. Fine copy of Brassaï's first publication.

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