Sunday, June 7, 2009
"Eugene Atget is the photographer of Old Paris." -- Atget's Paris, from the Icons series published by Taschen. Eugene Atget was a French photographer known for his "documentary" photographs of Paris taken in the early 1900s. According to the prologue in the book, "He will be remembered as an urban historian, a genuine romanticist, a lover of Paris, Balzac of the camera, from whose works we can weave a large tapestry of French civilization." This splendid little book was part of the stash I got at Ampersand while spending my Reading Local contest winnings. Thanks Reading Local!