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Eugene Atget: Unknown Paris 
 
  
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Paperback 
208 pages 
New Press 
Published 2003 
  
Anthony Lane, The New Yorker 
  
Without Atget, nobody could really see Paris.  
  
 
  
Ansel Adams 
  
The earliest expression of true photographic art.  
  
 
  
Book Description 
  
Over 200 never-before-published photographs from one of the twentieth century's most innovative photographers.  
  
 
  
Atget reached the pole of utmost mastery; but with the bitter modesty of a great craftsman who always lives in the shadows, he neglected to plant his flag there. Therefore many are able to flatter themselves that they have discovered the pole, even though Atget was there before them.-Walter Benjamin  
  
 
  
For 30 years, EugFne Atget photographed the historic core of Paris, its buildings and monuments, its ancient streets and civic spaces, its public parks and gardens. With the exception of his earliest photographs, he chose not to represent a particular site by a single, definitive photograph but produced sequences of interrelated images that create a cumulative portrait.  
  
 
  
A collection of case studies of archetypal urban settings, this book examines Atget's approach to photography. It features 240 of his photographs-nearly all of which have never been published-assembled to display the integral relationship between the photographer's working method and his subject matter, revealing the character of le Vieux Paris itself.  
  
 
  
A natural companion to the New Press's Berenice Abbott: Changing New York, EugFne Atget is the product of an exhibit mounted in response to Abbott's work and reflective of the two photographers' shared vision.
 
  
 
  

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