Paris: Editions Prisma, 1961. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto. 14, pp (text), 90pp (plates). Original half cloth over decorative paper covered boards with red lettering on spine. First French-language edition of Brandt's striking series of female nudes, particularly distinguished by his use of a wide-angle lens in close-up (causing the body shapes to appear distorted) and by the stark b/w tones with little middle range. Minor rubbing along edges. Spine slightly frayed. Minor age-toning along paper margin. Binding in overall good, interior in good+ to very good condition. g+ to vg. Item #37299
*Bill Brandt (born Hermann Wilhelm Brandt, 1904-1983), was a German-British photographer and photojournalist. Although born in Germany, Brandt moved to England, where he became known for his high-contrast images of British society, his distorted nudes and landscapes, and is widely considered to be one of the most important British photographers of the 20th century.