The collection of work presented here offers a unique vision of life in pre- and post-war Europe.
No photographer is more closely associated with a city than Brassaï (1899–1984) is with Paris. From the moment he moved there in 1924, he devoted his life and art to immortalizing his adopted city – capturing the street life by day, the cafés and the Seine by night. His most famous portraits and cityscapes collected in this fascinating book, form a unique vision of life in pre- and post-war Europe. A friend of Picasso and Henry Miller, Brassaï knew and photographed the leading figures of his day – Giacometti, Sartre, Dalí, Matisse and Mann among them.