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A previously unpublished body of work from the late, great photographer André Kertész, featuring a collection of photographs that capture the ephemeral beauty of Paris in 1963. André Kertész, a master photographer of the twentieth century, was a pioneer in photographic composition and photojournalism who gained critical acclaim for his image distortions. Born in Hungary, he moved from Paris to New York during World War II. In 1963, he returned to Paris and took more than 2,000 black-and-white photographs and nearly 500 slides that capture the city’s essence—from Montmartre to the banks of the Seine to its gardens and parks. Kertész edited these photographs into book form, but the work was set aside and was only recently rediscovered in his archives, twenty-five years after his death. The previously unpublished material is reproduced here as he originally intended and completed with archival documents and a critical essay.
About the Author
André Kertész worked at Vu before moving to the US in 1936. His photographs were published in Life, Harper’s Bazaar, Town and Country, and House and Garden, and were featured in numerous international exhibitions. He received many honorary positions and awards.
“..a rare body of work…carefully selected photographs were bound in book form, only to be rediscovered in his archives twenty-five years after his death. Reproduced as he originally intended…captures the artist’s intimate and nostalgic vision, giving the reader the opportunity to revisit Paris and share Kertesz’s lifelong love of the city.” ~artdaily.org
“Kertesz edited these photographs into book form, but the work was set aside only to be discovered twenty-five years after his death. This special edition presents this recently rediscovered material as Kertesz originally intended, and is completed with archival documents and a critical essay.” –Installation Magazine
“This small, elegant volume of images by the renowned Hungarian photographer evokes Paris in a way that is both elegiac and evocative. It is the perfect memento of the eye of a 20th-century master.” –Art of the Times
“In this wonderful book, we look through his eyes to the Paris he loved and captured with his camera in 1963. This book is refreshing and holds a beautiful selection of images of the streets and sights of Paris as Kertesz saw them. It is a very enjoyable book and certainly worth including in a photographer’s library.” -Apogee