Atget's Seven Albums
New Haven: Yale University press, 1992. First edition. Square quarto (10-1/2"). 428pp. Triple column text. Index and bibliography. Photo illustrated dust jacket, spine lightly sun-faded, over purple cloth lettered in black. Illustrated throughout with photographs. Merest hint of shelf contact at bottom of text block, otherwise a fine, as new copy.
Between 1909 and 1915 Eugene Atget produced seven albums [that were never published] filled with photographs of Paris at the height of its belle époque. This book presents Atget's albums in full for the first time, edited with the sequencing and repetition that the great photographer intended. In addition, Atget's pictures are analyzed in an altogether new way; as commercial picture documents produced by a photographer for the artists, archivists, antiquarians, designers, and builders who were his clients. Atget's Seven Albums is thus many books-a critical edition, a fresh view of Atget's work, a new kind of history of photography, and a social history of art and of Paris in the early twentieth century. (OCLC)
"This brilliantly researched and argued book will shed a great deal of light on the history of photography... " Rosalind Krauss
A volume in the series, "Yale Publications in the History of Art." Item #51499