Eugene Atget: Unknown Paris

David Harris (Author)
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$45.00  $41.40
New Press
Publish Date
November 01, 2003
8.82 X 0.82 X 11.2 inches | 2.67 pounds

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About the Author

David Harris is an independent curator and photographic historian, specializing in nineteenth-century and contemporary architectural and landscape photography. He was associate curator of photograph at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal for ten years. He currently teaches in the School of Image Arts at Ryerson University, Toronto. In addition to numerous essays and articles, he is the author of Of Battle and Beauty Felice Beato's Photographs of China in 1860, Gabor Szilasi: Photographs, 1954-1996, and Eadweard Muybridge and the Photographic Panorama of San Francisco, 1850-1880.


Atget reached the pole of utmost mastery; but with the bitter modesty of a great craftsman who always lives in the shadows, he neglected to plant his flag there. Therefore many are able to flatter themselves that they have discovered the pole, even though Atget was there before them.
"An urbanist historian, a genuine romanticist, a lover of Paris, a Balzac of the camera, from whose work we can weave a large tapestry of French civilization." -- Berenice Abbott

"The earliest expression of true photographic art." --Ansel Adams

"Without Atget, nobody could really see Paris." --Anthony Lane, The New Yorker