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Atget's Seven Albums (Yale Publications in the History of Art) 
 
  
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Hardcover 
428 pages 
Yale University Press 
Published 1992 
  
From Library Journal 
  
Eugene Atget (1856-1927) produced seven albums that systematically documented aspects of belle epoque Paris between 1909 and 1915, intending them for eventual publication. Atget's work was rescued from obscurity by the photographer Berenice Abbot, who purchased much of it after Atget's death and published it. In a learned and perceptive text that is readable and well documented, Nesbit analyzes the source of Atget's images as "commercial picture documents" produced for paying customers: builders and designers, artists, and antiquarians. The seven albums, reproduced here in their entirety for the first time, document Paris subjects, from decorative architectural details and home interiors to views of city streets and the outskirts of Paris. Extensive appendixes further document Atget's work, and the bibliography gathers relevant sources on late 19th- and 20th-century French culture. An imporant and useful book for photography, art history, and French history collections. 
  
- Kathleen Collins, New York Transit Museum Archives, Brooklyn 
  
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.  
  
 
  
Book Description 
  
Between 1909 and 1915 Eug_ne Atget produced seven albums filled with photographs of Paris at the height of its belle _poque. 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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
 
  
 
  

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Eugène Atget (Photographer); & John Szarkowski (Editor)
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Eugene Atget: Paris 1857-1927 
  
Andreas Krase; Hans Christian Adam (Editor); & Eugene Atget
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Atget's Paris (TASCHEN Icons Series) 
  
Andreas Krase (Editor); & Hans Christian Adam (Editor)
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Jean-Claude Lemagny; Sylvie Aubenas; Pierre Borhan; Eugene Atget; & Hotel De Sully
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John Szarkowski; Eugène Atget; & Museum of Modern Art
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