maandag 20 februari 2017




Paris is considered to be the cradle of photography. It was here that the technology was first made public – on August 19, 1839 – and instantly enthused the waiting world. Paris with its artists, scientists and craftsmen proved to be the ideal breeding ground for the medium. Moreover, from the outset the city itself was the subject for ambitious photographic projects.

Without a doubt Paris is the most photographed city in the world. Above all, in the 20th century the metropolis on the Seine emerged as the starting point for important cycles regardless of whether photographing artists sought to confirm a myth or instead eyed it critically. Photography in 20th century Paris not only reflected important stages in modern art and cultural history but equally outlined the opportunities for photographic perception. The present exhibition, whose title is inspired by Henry Miller, sets out to demonstrate the latter by means of a fascinating tour.

Eyes on Paris shows how artists engaged in photography (French and immigrants alike) saw, experienced and captured Paris with the camera. The artists’ gaze oscillates between documentary interest and subjective perception, a chronicler’s duty and the projection of personal feelings. Around 400 photographic works by important representatives of 20th-century photography enter into a dialog with epoch-making books, portfolios or rare portfolio works. After all, no other city in the world has been the subject of as many outstanding publications as has Paris: from Atget to Ed van der Elsken, from Robert Doisneau to William Klein.

Vintage print and Vintage book in dialog – the Hamburg exhibition ventures into new territory and simultaneously does justice to the enormously increased interest in the printed image. Not only does the show bring together all the important 20th century books on Paris (with photographic illustrations). It also tells about their genesis and reception – with the aid of selected prints, book dummies or documents.

The exhibition covers the period from around 1890 to the present day. Original black-and-white and color photographs will be on display, works by classic photographers (from Kertész to Izis), not to mention groups of works by young, contemporary photo-artists whose post-modern view of a changing Paris confirms the city’s status as an ongoing challenge for international art photography.
 On around 1,000 square meters of exhibition space visitors can experience a tour of 20th-century Paris that repeatedly harbors surprises, and cross-references architecture and urban history, everyday culture and art practice. Scheduled to run for some four months the show can safely be considered the most ambitious project on the 20th-century photographic iconography of Paris.

With works by Eugène Atget, Laure Albin Guillot, Jane Evelyn Atwood, Stefania Beretta, Emmanuel Boudot-Lamotte, Brassaï, Mario von Bucovich, René Burri, Peter Cornelius, Robert Doisneau, Ed van der Elsken, Ilja Ehrenburg, Marc Foucault, Shinzo Fukuhara, Jean Claude Gautrand, René Groebli, Andreas Gursky, Ernst Hahn, Fritz Henle, Lucien Hervé, Roger Henrard, Candida Höfer, Birgit Hvidkjær, Pierre Jahan, Tore Johnson, Günes Karabuda, André Kertész, Johan van der Keuken, Ihei Kimura, William Klein, Germaine Krull, Andréas Lang, René Maltête, André Martin, Moï Ver, Patrice Molinard, Nicolas Moulin, Albert Monier, Jeanine Niepce, Pierre Peissi, René-Jacques, Bettina Rheims, Willy Ronis, Sanford H. Roth, Roger Schall, Jarret Schecter, Kishin Shinoyama, Otto Steinert, Louis Stettner, Christer Strömholm, Bettina Rheims, Emmanuel Sougez, Romain Urhausen, Yvon, Thomas Zacharias.

The exhibition at Deichtorhallen Hamburg’s Haus der Photographie will be curated by Hans-Michael Koetzle (Munich) and Ingo Taubhorn (Deichtorhallen Hamburg) runs from Sept. 16, 2011 thru Jan. 8, 2012. It will be accompanied by a comprehensive publication as a standard reference work on photographic Parisian 20th-century literature, which will be brought out by Hirmer Verlag, Munich


A richly illustrated catalogue will be published by Hirmer Verlag, Munich. Hans-Michael Koetzle (Ed.): Eyes on Paris. Paris im Fotobuch 1890 bis heute, circa 400 pages, various illustrations, hardcover

Eyes on Paris, Paris in Photobooks – from 1890 to present, an exhibition at Deichtorhallen
Hamburg/Haus der Photographie will run from September 16, 2011 to January 8, 2012.

Jean-Claude Gautrand: Ohne Titel, aus der Serie „L’Assassinat de Baltard“, 1972. © Jean-Claude Gautrand via deichtorhallen hamburg

Paris is considered as the cradle of photography because it is there that photographic technology first emerged in 1839. From the very beginning, the city lent itself very easily to ambitious photographic projects and thanks to its artists, it proved to be the ideal breeding ground for a new medium, which was photography.

Gianni Berengo Gardin: Ohne Titel, aus der Serie „Gianni Berengo Gardin. Parigi 1954 © Gianni Berengo Gardin via deichtorhallen hamburg

The Hamburg exhibition aims to show how artists engaged in photography saw, experienced, and captured Paris with their cameras. It covers at once, the full spectrum of photographers including those with a documentary interest as well as those who instilled personal feelings into their work.

IZIS: Place Victor Basch. Aus der Serie „Grand Bal du Printemps“, 01.05.1950. © Nachlass IZIS / Sammlung Manuel Bidermanas via deichtorhallen hamburg

The exhibition will venture into new territory by displaying vintage photographic works together and in dialogue with vintage books, portfolios, and portfolio works.

Lucien Hervé: Tour Eiffel, Paris, 1953 © Nachlass Lucien Hervé / Sammlung Mme. Judith Elkan Herve via deichtorhallen hamburg

In the approximately 1,000 square meters of exhibition space, visitors can experience roughly 400 photographs by important representatives of 20th-century photography together with works by young, contemporary photo-artists. The exhibition will cover the period from circa 1890 to the present day.

Emmanuel Boudot-Lamotte: Perspective de la Défense vers l’ouest, 1936 © Nachlass Emmanuel Boudot-Lamotte / Sammlung Dr. Emanuel Wiemer via deichtorhallen hamburg

The exhibition at Deichtorhallen Hamburg’s Haus der Photographie, scheduled to run from Sept. 16, 2011 to Jan. 8, 2012, is one of the most ambitious projects exploring the 20th-century photographic iconography of Paris. It will be accompanied by a comprehensive catalog published by Hirmer Verlag.


Paris de nuit
Year: 1932
Author: Paul Morand 1888 to 1976 Artist: Brassaï 1899 to 1984
Publisher: Arts et métiers graphiques

Brassaï is the pseudonym of Guyla Halász from Transylvania (Hungarian at the time of his birth, but currently part of Romania). Brassaï literally means: from Brasso (his native village). He decided to use this pseudonym in 1932, the year in which Paris de nuit was published. He had already been living in Paris for eight years, where he wrote articles for German magazines and met photographers such as Atget and André Kertész. Not until 1930 did he first begin to take photographs himself, immediately discovering his main subject: Paris.

He moved into an apartment on the corner of the Rue de la Glacière and the Boulevard Auguste-Blanqui in 1928, where Raymond Queneau also lived. Brassaï would sometimes go out at night with Queneau or other nocturnal people such as Léon-Paul Fargue, but he usually just walked through the abandoned streets and alleys of the city. He could only take 24 photographs per walk because the stack of glass photo plates would otherwise grow too heavy.

His nocturnal journeys yielded a wealth of photographs which by now have gained the iconic statusin modern photography. They were first published on 2 December 1932 by Arts et metiers graphiques, which was Charles Peignot's publishing business. He was also the founder of the magazine Arts et metiers graphiques (1927-1939) in which articles on design, typography, illustration and advertising appeared. It was printed in an edition of 4000 copies: printers were also associated with the editing staff, like Léon Pichon. Peignot was the president of type foundry Deberny et Peignot, and were in contact with the Union des Artistes Modernes (Cocteau, Gide, Sonia Delaunay, Maximilien Vox and others) and with poster designers such as Cassandre.

The first review of Paris de nuit was published in a Dutch newspaper, the Nieuwe Rotterdamsche Courant of 29 December 1932. An English edition of the photo book appeared in 1933 from Batsford Gallery in London. The photographs were also exhibited. Many photo books were to follow, including a book in 1960 about the graffiti on Parisian walls, which he had documented in his photographs since 1930. Not without reason did Henry Miller call him 'the eye of Paris'. Jean Paulhan actually asserted that Brassaï had more than two eyes.

Bibliographical description
Description: Paris de nuit : 60 photos inédites de Brassaï / Paul Morand. - Paris : Arts et Métiers Graphiques, [1932]. - [12] p., 62 pl. : ill. ; 25 cm. - (Réalités)
Printer: Draeger (december 1932)
Bibliography: Bénézit 2-751
Shelf-mark: Koopm L 471
Anne Baldassari, Brassaï, Picasso: Conversations avec la lumière. Paris,Réunion des musées nationaux, 1999
Brassaï. New York, The Museum of Modern Art, 1968
Brassaï. Paris, Centre Pompidou: Seuil, 2000
Paul van Capelleveen, Sophie Ham, Jordy Joubij, Voices and visions. The Koopman Collection and the Art of the French Book. The Hague, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, National Library of the Netherlands; Zwolle, Waanders, 2009

 Photograph 3: '...les toits de Paris...'

 Photograph 6: 'La Gare Saint-Lazare vue de Pont de l'Europe'

 Photograph 11: 'La nuit et l'éclairage intérieur...'

Photograph 48: 'Des terraces de l'Automobile Club, la Place de la Concorde...'

This photoBook has not published in Eyes on Paris :

Paris a brulé THE PROTEST PHOTOBOOK 1956 – 2013 MARTIN PARR GERRY BADGER Pierre Juillet Christian Joubert Michel Hermans Photography

PhotoBiblioMania an exhibition of books about photobooks
October-December 2014

Welcome to the launch of the PhotoBiblioMania project at the ICP library. Please peruse our initial compilation of a bibliography of books about photobooks [see below] along with some thoughts on a taxonomy and criteria for evaluation. We very much are looking for this to be a continuing and expanding effort and eagerly solicit suggestions around
– Additions/corrections to the bibliography
– Comments/thoughts on the taxonomy and criteria
– Input to developing a template for the reference data on photobooks in books on photobooks (technical specs, design, production, edition, extras/inserts, etc.)
– Anything else you might think of!
Feel free to post comments or to send to Dave Solo ( and Matthew Carson ( We’ll update the content periodically and, who knows, maybe even turn it into a publication one day.
Books about photobooks have been a rapidly expanding subject for the past few years, with seemingly several appearing every month – whether broad surveys, single photographer or country/region references, exhibition catalogs, etc. The first Book on Books on Artist Books appeared a few years ago to further establish this as a category and I’ve been collecting them (as a subset of the overall photo/artist book collection) for a number of years. They are both reference material and also sometimes wonderfully made books in their own right (they’re also alas a way of expanding one’s wishlist, too).

It’s also been an opportunity to start thinking about both a taxonomy of books on photobooks and about criteria for what makes a more or less successful one and I’m hoping this might be an opportunity to instigate more discussion about that topic.

• Single artist “catalog raisonne” style
• Locality based survey (country, city, region, etc.)
o introduction
o creating a canon
• Broad survey
o general introduction
o creating a canon
o Period based (books of a decade)
o Topical (nudes, propaganda, etc.)
• Detailed study/critical
o Essays
o In depth analysis (often on a single book or focused set of books)
o Scholarly publications (e.g. dissertations, specialist, academic)
o Interviews/dialogs
• how-to books
• Selection (the most important criterion: how does the choice fit the objective; completeness; inclusion of some “new” items; was it meant to be idiosyncratic or authoritative; number of books)
• Book design (is it itself an interesting object and does the design serve the purpose)
• Bibliographic details (often a frustrating element – does the book provide comprehensive bibliographic information on the selected books)
• Reproductions (will vary significantly depending on the purpose of the book – quality, number and choice of spreads, inclusion of cover)
• Writing (are the choices explained, is there interesting additional information provided on the books (especially around their design and history), is it well written/edited)
• Impact/influence
• Audience (collector, scholar, artist/bookmaker/designer, librarian, general)

PhotoBiblioMania – the Bibliography

McCausland, Elizabeth. “Photographic Books”, Complete Photographer Vol. 8, Issue 43
New York: National Educational Alliance, 1942

Goldschmidt, Lucien & Naef, Weston J. The Truthful Lens – A Survey of the Photographically Illustrated Book, 1844-1914
New York: Grolier Club, 1980

the canon

Fernández, Horacio. Fotografía Pública – Photography in Print, 1919-1939
Madrid: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía & Aldeasa (pub.), 1999
TR145.F67 1999

Parr, Martin & Badger, Gerry. The Photobook: A History, Volume l
London: Phaidon, 2004
TR15.P37 2004

Parr, Martin & Badger, Gerry. The Photobook: A History, Volume II
London: Phaidon, 2006
TR15.P37 2006

Parr, Martin & Badger, Gerry. The Photobook: A History, Volume III
London: Phaidon, 2014
TR15.P37 2014

Roth, Andrew. The Book of 101 Books – Seminal Photographic Books of the Twentieth Century
New York: PPP Editions in association with Roth Horowitz LLC, 2001
TR145.B66 2001

Roth, Andrew. The Open Book – A History of the Photographic Book from 1878 to the Present
Göteborg, Sweden: Hasselblad Center, 2004
TR145.O64 2004

single artist

Iizawa, Kotaro. Arakibon 1970-2005 – A Book of Araki Books!
Tokyo: Bijutsu Shuppan-sha, 2006
TR145.A72 2006

Kohara, Masashi & Nagahara, Koji. Shashin shūkyō Arākī – Ararchy Photobook Mania
Shizuoka: Izu Photo Museum & Nohara, 2012
TR647.A72 2012

Schube, Inka. Boris Mikhailov: Bücher – Strukturen des Wahnsinns, oder warum Hirten in den Bergen oft verrückt warden – Fotomanie auf der Krim; Boris Mikhailov: Books – Structures of Madness, or Why Shepherds Living in the Mountains Often Go Crazy – Photomania in Crimea
Hannover: Sprengel Museum; Köln: Walther König, 2013
TR140.M354 2013

Basilico, Gabriele. Photo Books 1978-2005
Mantova, Italy: M. Corraini, 2006

Suzuki, Kiyoshi. Soul and Soul 1969-1999
Groningen, NL: Stichting Aurora Borealis & Noorderlicht, 2008
TR647.S891 2008


Morioka, Yoshiyuki. Nihon no taigai senden gurafu-shi – Books on Japan 1931-1972
Tokyo: BNN, Inc., 2012
TR145.M67 2012

Kaneko, Ryūichi & Vartanian, Ivan. Japanese Photobooks of the 1960s and ’70s
New York: Aperture, 2009
TR105.K36 2009

Carson, Matthew; Lang, Michael; Lederman, Russet & Yatskevitch, Olga. 10×10 Japanese Photobooks
New York: 10×10 Photobooks, 2014

Kern, Magrit. España a través de la cámara
Leipzig: Plöttner, 2008

Fernández, Horacio. Photobooks Spain 1905-1977
Madrid: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia & Acción Cultural Española, 2014

Núñez, José Arturo Rodríguez. Hojeando . . . Cuatro décades de libros y revisits de artista en España = Leafing . . . Four Decades of Artists’ Books and Magazines in Spain
Madrid: Sociedad Estatal para la Acción Cultural (SEACEX), 2008

Scholz-Hänsel, Michael. Spanien im Fotobuch – von Kurt Hielscher bis Mireia Sentís – eine imaginäre Reise von Barcelona in die Extremadura
Leipzig: Plöttner, 2007

Wiegand, Thomas. Deutschland im Fotobuch – 287 Fotobücher zum Thema Deutschland aus der Zeit von 1915 bis 2009
Göttingen, Germany: Steidl, 2011
TR145.W54 2011

Koetzle, Hans-Michael. Eyes on Paris – Paris im Fotobuch – 1890 bis heute
Hamburg: Haus der Photographie, Deichtorhallen; Munich: Hirmer Verlag GmbH, 2011

Bouqueret, Christian. Paris, les livres de photographie, des années 1920 aux années 1950
Paris: Gründ, 2012

Pfrunder, Peter; Gasser, Martin & Münzenmaier, Sabine. Swiss Photobooks from 1927 to the Present – A Different History of Photography
Winthertur, Switzerland: Fotostiftung Schweiz; Baden, Switzerland: Lars Müller Publishers, 2012
TR145.S39 2012

Brunner, Laurenz & Wälchli, Tan. The Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2007 – Back to the Future Book – Vol. 1 – The Past Issue
Bern: Bundesamt für Kultur, 2008
TR145.M67 2007

Brunner, Laurenz & Wälchli, Tan. The Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2008 – Vol. 2 – The Present Issue
Bern: Bundesamt für Kultur, 2008
TR145.M67 2008

Brunner, Laurenz & Wälchli, Tan. The Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2009 – Vol. 3 – The Future Issue
Bern: Bundesamt für Kultur, 2010
TR145.M67 2008

Lehmann, Aude & Wälchli, Tan. The Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2010
Bern: Swiss Federal Office of Culture, 2011
TR145.M67 2010

Lehmann, Aude & Wälchli, Tan. The Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2011
Bern: Swiss Federal Office of Culture, 2012
TR145.M67 2011

Lehmann, Aude & Wälchli, Tan. The Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2012
Bern: Swiss Federal Office of Culture, 2013
TR145.M67 2012

Gierstberg, Frits & Suermondt, Rik. The Dutch Photobook – A Thematic Selection from 1945 Onwards
Rotterdam: NAI, 2012
TR145.D87 2012

Eskola, Taneli. Suomen painettua valokuvataidetta 1966-2003 – Finnish Photo Books 1966-2003
Helsinki: Musta Taide, 2003

Novospasskiĭ, V. (Vilenin). Fotografii︠a︡ v knige
Moskva: Izd-vo “Kniga”, 1973.
TR145.N68 1973

Toman, Jindřich. Modern Czech Book 2 – Foto/montáž tiskem – Photo/Montage in Print
Prague: Kant, 2009

Fernández, Horacio. El Fotolibro Latinoamericano
Mexico City: Editorial RM, 2011
TR145.F47 2011

Fernández, Horacio. The Latin American Photobook
New York: Aperture; Mexico City: Fundación Televisa, 2011
TR145.F47 2011

Villaro, Leandro. The Photobook in Argentina
New York: Library of the International Center of Photography & Leandro Villaro, 2011
R TR145.V555 P46 2011

Villaro, Lenadro. The Photobook in Chile
New York: Library of the International Center of Photography & Leandro Villaro, 2014
TR145.V555 2014

Sira, Victor. Venezuelan Photobooks & Catalogues
New York: Library of the International Center of Photography, 2010
R TR145.S571 2010

Carson, Matthew; Lederman, Russet & Yatskevitch, Olga. 10×10 American Photobooks
New York: 10×10 Photobooks & bookdummypress, 2013
R TR145.A44 2013


Heiting, Manfred & Jaeger, Roland. Autopsie – deutschsprachige Fotobücher 1918 bis 1945
Göttingen, Germany: Steidl, 2012
TR145.A87 2012

Schäfke, Werner & Heuberger, Roman. Köln und seine Fotobücher – Fotografie in Köln, aus Köln, für Köln – im Fotobuch von 1853 bis 2010
Köln: Hermann-Josef Emons Verlag, 2010
TR145.K64 2010

Wye, Deborah & Weitman, Wendy. Eye on Europe – Prints, Books & Multiples – 1960 to Now
New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2006
TR145.W94 2006

Bertolotti, Alessandro. Books of Nudes
New York: Abrams, 2007
TR674.B47 2007

Karasik, Mikhail. Парадная книга Страны Советов – Great Stalinist Photographic Books
Moscow: Kontakt-kulʹtura, 2007
TR85.K37 2007

Foster, Sheila J.; Heiting, Manfred & Stuhlman, Rachel. Imagining Paradise – The Richard and Ronay Menschel Library at George Eastman House, Rochester
Göttingen, Germany: Steidl; Rochester, NY: George Eastman House, 2007
TR145.J42 2007

Desachy, Éric & Mandery, Guy. La Guilde du livre – les albums photographiques, Lausanne 1941-1977
Melun: Les Yeux Ouverts, 2012

Kessels, Erik & Kooiker, Paul. Terribly Awesome Photobooks APE#24
Brussels: Art Paper Editions, 2012
R TR145.K4812 2012

Kessels, Erik & Kooiker, Paul. Incredibly Small Photobooks
Ghent, Belgium: Art Paper Editions, 2013

Dickel, Hans. Künstlerbücher mit Photographie seit 1960
Hamburg: Maximilian-Gesellschaft, 2008

Keuken, Johan van der. Paris Mortel retouché
Amsterdam: Van Zoetendaal Publishers, 2013

Di Bello, Patrizia. The Photobook, from Talbot to Ruscha and Beyond
London: Tauris, 2012

Auer, Michel & Auer, Michèle. Photo Books – 802 Books from the M.+M. Auer Collection
Hermance, Switzerland: Editions M. + M., 2007
TR145.P46 2007

Debat, Michelle. La photographie et le livre – analyse de leurs rapports multiformes, nature de la photographie, statut du livre
Paris: Trans photographic press, 2003

Mora, Gilles & Nori, Claude, Les Cahiers de la photographie – Les espaces photographiques
Laplume, France: A.C.C.P, 1982

Machiguchi, Satoshi. 1000 [One thousand]
Japan: 1000BUNKO, 2013

Newhall, Beaumont. Photography and the Book (Delivered on the occasion of the eighth Bromsen Lecture, May 3, 1980)
Boston: Trustees of the Public Library of the City of Boston, 1983
TR15.N49 1983

Wilkie, Theresa; Carson, Jonathan & Miller, Rosie. Photography and the Artist’s Book
Edinburgh: MuseumsEtc Ltd, 2012
TR179.5.W55.P46 2012

Dugan, Thomas. Photography Between Covers – Interviews With Photo-bookmakers
Rochester, NY: Light Impressions, 1979

Lebeck, Robert & Dewitz, Bodo von. Kiosk – eine Geschichte der Fotoreportage 1839-1973 – A History of Photojournalism
Göttingen, Germany: Steidl, 2001
TR820.K56 2001

Himes, Darius & Leclair, Larissa. A Survey of Documentary Styles in Early 21st Century Photobooks, Exhibition Catalog – Selections from the Indie Photobook Library
Washington, DC: Indie Photobook Library, 2012

Grigolin, Fernanda. Experiencias de Artistas: Entre a Fotografia e a Livre
– Artists Experiences: Approximations Between Photography and the Book
Sao Jose des Campos, Brazil: XII Prêmio Funarte Marc Ferrez de Fotografia, 2012
TR145.G75 2012

Laurent, David. BOPB: Best of Photobooks – le Meilleur des livers photos
Paris: David Laurent, 2012

Koetzle, Hans-Michael. Photographers A-Z
Köln: Taschen, 2011

Ewing, William A. & Herschdorfer, Nathalie. Impressions en continu – l’art du liver.
Göttingen, Germany: Steidl; Lausanne: Elysée Lausanne, 2009

Various Artists. OTB.14, Samplings from one thousand books art book festival
Copenhagen: Lodret Vandret , 2014.
TR145.O85 2014

Glenn Horowitz Bookseller. Books on Photography
East Hampton, NY: Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, 1996
TR145.R68 1996

Glenn Horowitz Bookseller. Books on Photography II
East Hampton, NY: Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, 1997
TR145.G54 1997

Roth-Horowitz. Books on Photography III
New York: Roth Horowitz, 1999

Roth, Andrew. Provoke Catalogue by Andrew Roth.
New York: Roth Horowitz, 1999

Donohue, Deirdre & Ferreira de Andrade, Joaquim Marc̦al. Publicaciones sobre libros fotográficos y fotografía impresa
La Plata, Argentina: Leandro Villaro and Biblioteca Pública de la Universidad Nacional de La Plata, 2014.
TR145.P83 2014

Neumüller, Moritz; González, Ángel Luis. Martin Parr’s best books of the decade
Dublin: PhotoIreland, 2011.
TR145.P37 2011

Fárová, Anna. Anna Fárová & photography from 1956 to present
Prague: Langhans Galerie, 2006.
TR145.F271 2006

Sehnsucht nach Paris. Text von Ute Vallance.
Jesse, Nico: Published by Bertelsmann Lesering, 1960.

Joan van der Keuken: Quatorze juillet. 2010.
Van der Keuken, Joan:
Van Zoetendaal Gallery, 2010. First edition, first printing. For Martin Parr one of the best 10 photobooks in 2010 ("This beautifully designed and printed small book shows photos taken in 1958 of couples dancing on the street. Pure joy."). Paperback with jacket (as issued). 190 x 260 mm. 62 pages. Black and white photos. Text in english and french. Fantastic photobook by the maker of the legendary "Paris mortel. Mortal Paris" (Martin Parr, The Photobook, page 248/249). On 14th July 1958 Johan van der Keuken took a walk along the Seine and stumbled across a street festival on this important French national holiday. On a small square a stage had been set up, garlands decorated the street, music was playing and the people were celebrating and dancing. The photographer has captured the special atmosphere of this afternoon and thanks to his images one gets a great insight into the Paris of the 50s: People of all ages enjoy themselves and small narratives develop. Whether a group of chatting girls, laughing children, happy dancing couples, spontaneous encounters or little flirts, all these are scenes full of light heartedness and human company. Most of the pictures have remained unpublished until now. In "Quartorze juillet" they now form a perfect addition to the image which was chosen by van der Keuken. They show what happened before, what comes afterwards and thus complete the session. Actually he had chosen only one photograph, which reflects the mood of this day best and which was used in many of his books: A couple, which dances closely embraced on the street in front of an old house front and barely notes the other celebrating people. It almost looks like a moving sill life, like a stopped film sequence. A thought which is not that absurd, because the photographer himself studied at the film academy in Paris and later became a famous documentary film-maker. Right from the start he was very interested in the dynamic of static pictures. The countless possibilities of film-making inspired him, influenced his perception and therefore his photographic works as well. Last but not least one should add that the design and the fabrication are high-class as well. From the choice of paper to the special binding this book really is a success.

Jan Brusse
Oorthuys, Cas. Bonjour Paris, Bonsoir Paris, Au revoir Paris.
Contact 1952

Femmes de Paris; photographies de Nico Jesse.
Published by Plon, Paris, (1954)

Liebe in Saint Germain des Pres / Love on the Left Bank
by Van der Elsken, Ed; Jurriaan Schrofer
Hamburg: Rowohlt, nd [1956]. Hardcover. The first book by Ed van der Elsken (1925-1990.) Shot over a period of four years, the photographer used images he made of his girlfriend, his friends and acquaintances, and street photos to craft the fictional story of two star-crossed lovers and disguised it as a documentary photo-essay on bohemian life on the Left Bank of Paris in the 1950s. One of the classic books of photography, it became very influential for its gritty, snapshot-like technique as well as for its cinematic layout. Photographs and text by Ed van der Elsken; designed by Jurriaan Schrofer. First German edition, though probably a later printing. Unpaginated [112 pages]; 216 b&w illustrations; 7.75 x 10.75 inches. Text in German. Ref: Parr & Badger, Photobook, Vol. I, p.245; Roth, Book of 101 Books, p.146-147; The Open Book, p.168-169; Auer, 802 Photo Books, p.363.

Nico Jesse: Sehnsucht nach Paris. 1960. With dustjacket. Mit Schutzumschlag.
Jesse, Nico:
Blüchert Verlag, Hamburg. 1960. First edition, first printing. With the scarce original dustjacket! Hans-Michael Koetzle, Eyes on Paris, 1890 till today, page 302/303. Hardcover with dustjacket in black with yellow letters (Variation). 210 x 280 mm. 304 pages. 522 photos in black and white. Photos: Nico Jesse. Text: Ute Vallance.

Parijs. Tekst van Ute Vallance, voorwoord van Jean Cocteau.
Amsterdam / Brussel. Elsevier. 1962. Gr. 8°. 304pp. Or-linn met besch. Stofomslag. Illustr.

Joan van der Keuken. Paris mortel. Mortal Paris. 1963. With dustjacket. Mit Schutzumschlag.
Van der Keuken, Joan und Marinus H. Van Raalte:
C de Boer Jr. Hilversum, 1963. First edition, first printing. Martin Parr, The Photobook, vol 1, page 248/249. Scarce photobook title! With the extrem scarce original dustjacket! Hardback with full off-white linen and dustjacket. 285 x 220 mm (11 x 8 1/2 in). 68 pages. 65 photographs in excellent photogravure printing. Text in dutch, english, french, german. Photos: Joan van der Keuken, Layout: Marinus H. van Raalte, printing: DEBO, Hilversum. One of the most important photobooks ever published! Japanese binding! Breath-taking photogravure printing!

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