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The Secret Paris of the '30s 
 
  
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Paperback 
192 pages 
Thames & Hudson 
Published 2001 
  
Virginia Quarterly Review 
  
Brassaï's text is superb; his photographs are unforgettable.  
  
 
  
New Republic 
  
...textbook example of candid photography being used as a tool for cultural investigation at the beginning of its golden age.  
  
 
  
Book Description 
  
"During my first years in Paris I lived at night, going to bed at sunrise, getting up at sunset, wandering about the city from Montparnasse to Montmartre. And even though I had always ignored and disliked photography before, I was inspired to become a photographer by my desire to translate all the things that enchanted me in the nocturnal Paris I was experiencing."  
  
 
  
Alone, or in the company of friends, Brassaï discovered and recorded the forbidden Paris of the 1930s, its brothels, whores, pimps, opium dens, and transvestite cafTs-the sordid yet fascinating bas-monde where high society mingled with the underworld. The Secret Paris of the '30s is one of the most remarkable photographic memoirs ever published: like his predecessor Toulouse-Lautrec, Brassaï chose to portray a hidden and daring subject matter. His photographs reveal a milieu previously known only through books such as the novels of Henry Miller (a frequent companion of Brassaï's nocturnal rambles), the seamy, grimy, yet infinitely exciting reality that tourists still think of when they seek "Paris by night." These unique pictures are accompanied by an immensely interesting text in which Brassaï reminisces and describes the extraordinary conditions under which he took his photographs. 150 b/w photographs.
 
  
 
  

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Anne Wilkes Tucker
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