Brassaï avec Brassai
Nicknamed the "Eye of Paris" by Henry Miller, Brassai was one of the great European photographers of the 20th century. This volume of letters and photographs, many published for the first time, chronicles the fascinating early years of Brassai's life and artistic development in Paris and Berlin during the 1920s and 1930s. The amazing letters Brassai wrote to his parents during his years as a student and struggling artist in Paris and Berlin are published here in English for the first time. Just as Brassai captured in his photographs the texture, mood, and mystery of 1930s Paris, so too in his letters, through his candid, detailed, and vivid descriptions, he conveys in an immediate and forceful way what it was like to live in that world. An important, revealing work for everyone interested in Brassai and the history of photography, this collection will fascinate anyone who wants a firsthand account of Berlin and Paris in the '20s and '30s.