Jean-Claude LEMAGNY, Sylvie AUBENAS, Pierre BORHAN, Luce LEBART
The work of the great French photographer Eugene Atget (1856-1927) are already internationally known through many books. His role as a highly influential pioneer of photography is less well appreciated. This beautiful book explores Atget's legacy through his own photographs and those of his successors, names who are themselves legends in the history of the art: Berenice Abbott, Hilla and Bernd Becher, Walker Evans, Lee Friedlander, August Sander and many more. During his lifetime Atget's work held a fascination for contemporary Surrealistic artists such as Man Ray; Walker Evans later drew on Atget's unflinching views of the Paris backstreets to create his own image of urban life; Cubism too found inspiration in the tightly framed spaces of Atget's Parisian streets.
Hardcover: 200 pages
Publisher: Prestel; English Ed edition (November 30, 2000)