Brassaï - the exhibition catalogue from Fundación MAPFRE/SFMoMA available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Brassaï

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'D]efinitive.... allows for a better and deeper understanding of the life and work of Brassaï' - The British Journal of Photography

A beautiful survey of photographer Brassai's prized work 

This beautifully produced book, which accompanies an exhibition at SFMoMA and Mapfre, gathers outstanding prints of Brassaï's finest and most popular photographs.  The book is well-composed and tells the story of his progress as an artist using photographs, paintings, and other material have been obtained from collections all across the globe. 

Covering the first 100 pages, the essays are well written and of interest if you want a better and deeper understanding of his life and work.

The remaining pages are set aside for the photographs for which all of us know him so well. These are of a good quality and size and set on rich paper. They represent a good cross-section of his work and are a delight to spend time browsing through. The book is the most wide-ranging collection of his work in English and is  particularly good on his early photographs for magazines.

Details
  • Author: Peter Galassi
  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Date published: April 2018
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-8498446449
  • Dimensions: 31.0 x 25.7 cm
Reviews

'[D]efinitive.... allows for a better and deeper understanding of the life and work of Brassaï' - The British Journal of Photography 

'Brassaï captured both high and low society: beautiful couples and couture shows as well as the grittier side of Parisian nightlife, including hookups in bars and moments in brothel' - The Cute 

'[A] stunning retrospective' -The Eye of Photography

'Capturing timeless insights into the human condition' - Feature Shoot

'Brassaï is the most wide-ranging collection of his work in English, particularly good on his early photographs for magazines, from the raffish Scan-dale to the impeccable Minotaure; his ventures outside Paris and in daylight; and - balancing his extensive coverage of lowlife -- his documentation of 1930s high life, which makes today's equivalent look especially tawdry and cheap' - New York Times


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