Love on the Left Bank.
Photographs by Ed van der Elsken.
Dewi Lewis Publishing, 2010. 112 pp., 200 duotone illustrations, 10¾x7¾".
This is a facsimile edition of one of the ‘classic’ photography books of the 20th century. Originally published in 1956, the book focuses on the Left Bank of Paris at the time when the area was a centre of creative ferment and the home of the artists, writers and aesthetes who would determine the cultural agenda of a generation. With its unconventional, gritty, snapshot-like technique the work was widely acclaimed as expanding the boundaries of documentary photography.