Item #5585 Eugène Atget. Eugène Atget, Ben Lifson, introduction.
Eugène Atget
Eugène Atget
Eugène Atget

Eugène Atget

New York: Aperture, 1980. 1st Edition. Small quarto, publisher’s photo-illustrated paper-covered boards.

Introductory monograph on the French flaneur and pioneering documentary photographer. After taking a stab at both acting and painting, Atget turned to photography in the 1880s. While his earliest photographs were taken in the north of France, his predominant photographic focus for the last 30 years of his life was Paris, describing himself on his business card as the "Creator and Purveyor of a Collection of Photograph Views of Old Paris." His work, which depicts architecture, landscape, and artifacts while rarely including people, was relatively unknown during his lifetime, although toward the end of his life he was adopted by Man Ray and his circle. It was not until American photographer and Man Ray’s protegé Berenice Abbott published her landmark monograph on Atget's work after his death that he became internationally celebrated. Illustrated with black-and-white plates; introduction by influential photo critic Ben Lifson, chronology and selected bibliography. Issued as volume 14 in the Aperture History of Photography series. No dust jacket, as issued. Price sticker to lower board. Light soiling to boards, else fine. Item #5585

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