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Synopsis: Brassai became interested in the marginal art form of graffiti in the 1930s, seeing it as a form of outsider art that could open the door to new forms of artistic expression. His atmospheric photographs capture the essence of this unfettered creation. Stark contrasts of black and white alternate with softer shades of grey that meld into one another, smoothing the harsh gouges typical of graffiti. Several of these photographs first appeared in the Surrealist review Minotaure; others were first published in France and Germany in 1960, in a work entitled Graffiti, which accompanied an exhibition that visited New York, London, Milan, Baden-Baden, Frankfurt, Hannover, and Paris. The approach was hugely influential, both for the Surrealists and in the domain of Outsider Art. Accompanying the photographs are selections from previously unpublished writings, including extracts from Brassai's own notebooks, in which he noted the presence of elements of graffiti on the walls of Paris that he intended to photograph. The book also contains an interview with Picasso on the subject of graffiti as an art form. This first English language version of this classic title is a beautifully produced edition of what is undoubtedly a seminal work in the history of modern photography.

About the Author: Brassai (1899-1984) is considered one of the most important and influential photographers of the twentieth century. He moved from Hungary to Paris in 1924, and is best known for chronicling the city in the 1930s and for his portraits of artists, such as Picasso and Matisse, and writers, including Henry Miller. His fifty-year artistic career also encompassed drawing, sculpture, writing, and film-making.

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Book Description Flammarion, Paris, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Stunning collection of Brassai's graffiti photographs along with facsimile pages from his sketchbooks, extracts from his conversations with Picasso about the subject and several essays by Brassai published here in English for the first time. Translated from the French by David Radzinowicz. 153 pages : illustrations ; 31 cm. First English language edition, first printing. Black cloth boards, unclipped dust jacket (now in a removable protective sleeve). Slight shelf wear to jacket edges, some rubbing to back cover, no inscriptions, tight and square binding. Photographs available on request. All books dispatched same or next working day in robust packaging. Bookseller Inventory # 006970

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Book Description Flammarion, Paris, 2002. Hard Cover Cloth, dust Wrapper. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. "Many graffiti born on the walls of Paris have struck me with the force of an event, as if the world were suddenly larger." (Brassai). His whole life through he would hunt down these mysterious and playful marks on the walls, on trees, even on the ground. Texts by the artist celebrate the 'primitive' forces in play in the act of defacing a wall and the 'magical' power of the symbols inscribed. Bookseller Inventory # 000026

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