Eugene Atget: Photographe de Paris (1930 First Edition)
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Eugene Atget, Photographe de Paris. Preface by Pierre Mac-Orlan. E. Weyhe, New York, 1930. 23 pp. text + plates. Quarto. First edition. Burgundy moire cloth with gilt title and spine. 96 collotype plates mounted on linen stubs. Captions printed in six page booklet gate-folded and tipped-in at the back of the book.



Included in four key photobook references: Parr/Badger: The Photobook: A History, Volume 1; Roth, ed.: The Book of 101 Books and The Open Book and 802 photobooks from the Auer

. This very first Atget monograph was published simultaneously in the United States, France, and Germany. Since Atget lived from 1857-1927, he forms a link between the nineteenth century--in both his technique and his desire to record events--and the twentieth--in the way that young photographers look to him as a proto-modernist. When he died, Berenice Abbott went about buying his studio effects (now in the Museum of Modern Art), and to find a larger audience for his work. This included having his work included in the Salon Independent de la Photographie in 1928 and the publication of this volume in 1930. A gorgeous book whose historic importance is matched by the richness of the collotype prints, which rival the quality of the original photographs.--reference: Molly Nesbit, Photography and History: Eugene Atget, in The New History of Photography


Near Fine; binding tight, just slightly askew; moderate sun-striking to spine area; slight wear to 'tips'; trace of foxing to endpapers.
Eugene Atget: Photographe de Paris (1930 First Edition)
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