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La Banlieue de Paris

La Banlieue de Paris

Robert Doisneau / Blaise Cendras

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First edition of Doisneau’s first book, featuring text by Blaise Cendrars with 130 black-and-white photogravures by Robert Doisneau.This is the edition with the jacket published by Pierre Seghers in Paris 1949 and includes the original photomontage dustjacket in a great condition.
One of the classics in the French tradition of humanist documentary, Le Banlieu (or, the suburbs) is arguably Doisneau's finest book. As Parr and Badger point out in i>The Photobook: A History, Vol. 1, it "displays all of his characteristic warmth and humanity, yet it is a serious work that is generally free from the cuteness and the annoyingly obvious visual jokes that can sometimes push him into the dubious category of 'humorous' photographer, detracting from his real achievements....Doisneau caught [the suburbs] just as they were about to change and expand beyond recognition, making this book a valuable document that looks unsentimentally yet affectionately at a popular idea of the French working class."
Titel La Banlieue de Paris
Author Robert Doisneau / Blaise Cendras
Signed No
Language French
Dimensions (cm hxb) 23,3 x 17,2
Book condition Fine
Cover condition Fine
Condition description Very good dustjacket; minimal browning; 1 cm closed tear on top of spine; Interior bright and clean; great collectors copy!
Binding Hardcover including dustjacket
Edition First edition
Pages 135
Publisher Pierre Seghers
Publishing date 1949
Publishing place Lausanne
Number published No
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