Paris

Author: Brigitte Ollier
Publisher:
ISBN: 3927258342
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Documentary photography

After the remarkable success of Atget Paris, a work 'Newsweek' called 'one of the great works of art of the last two centuries', and the publication in 1994 of Marville Paris, comes the richly evocative Doisneau Paris, completing the Paris Trilogy. With this third and final volume the modern period in Paris is seen through the eyes of one of this century's most celebrated and respected photographers. This is not though just a book about Paris. It is more significantly the most important book yet to appear on the photography of Robert Doisneau. Doisneau is the photographer of Paris 'par excellence' and this book will have a lasting appeal for demonstrating the power of Doisneau's images like never before. For Doisneau Parisians were the ultimate subject of Paris, and for us he remains its most perceptive and powerful observer.

The Best of Doisneau

Author: Robert Doisneau
Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor
ISBN: 2080202170
Release Date: 2015-03-03
Genre: Photography

Robert Doisneaus playful approach to capturing Parisian street scenes on camera earned him recognition as one of the twentieth centurys most important photographers. Doisneaus ability to infuse images of daily life with poetic nuance has given enduring popular appeal to his work. In this new volume, he leads us on an entrancing tour into Parisian gardens, along the Seine, and through crowds of Parisians. Workers, paupers, lovers, jugglers, children, dancers Doisneaus lens captures all, in myriad lights and moods. Sometimes humorous, often ironic, and unfailingly tender, his iconic oeuvre reflects the Paris of our dreams. This pocket edition features 175 photographs, including thirty previously unpublished images, that capture the essence of Paris. Composed, structured images appear alongside impromptu snapshots of Parisian life, demonstrating the range of Doisneaus talent as both artist and photojournalist.

Paris

Author: Brigitte Ollier
Publisher:
ISBN: 3927258342
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Documentary photography

After the remarkable success of Atget Paris, a work 'Newsweek' called 'one of the great works of art of the last two centuries', and the publication in 1994 of Marville Paris, comes the richly evocative Doisneau Paris, completing the Paris Trilogy. With this third and final volume the modern period in Paris is seen through the eyes of one of this century's most celebrated and respected photographers. This is not though just a book about Paris. It is more significantly the most important book yet to appear on the photography of Robert Doisneau. Doisneau is the photographer of Paris 'par excellence' and this book will have a lasting appeal for demonstrating the power of Doisneau's images like never before. For Doisneau Parisians were the ultimate subject of Paris, and for us he remains its most perceptive and powerful observer.

The Heroic City

Author: Rosemary Wakeman
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226870175
Release Date: 2009-12-15
Genre: History

The Heroic City is a sparkling account of the fate of Paris’s public spaces in the years following Nazi occupation and joyful liberation. Countering the traditional narrative that Paris’s public landscape became sterile and dehumanized in the 1940s and ’50s, Rosemary Wakeman instead finds that the city’s streets overflowed with ritual, drama, and spectacle. With frequent strikes and protests, young people and students on parade, North Africans arriving in the capital of the French empire, and radio and television shows broadcast live from the streets, Paris continued to be vital terrain. Wakeman analyzes the public life of the city from a variety of perspectives. A reemergence of traditional customs led to the return of festivals, street dances, and fun fairs, while violent protests and political marches, the housing crisis, and the struggle over decolonization signaled the political realities of postwar France. The work of urban planners and architects, the output of filmmakers and intellectuals, and the day-to-day experiences of residents from all walks of life come together in this vibrant portrait of a flamboyant and transformative moment in the life of the City of Light.

Doisneau

Author: Peter Hamilton
Publisher:
ISBN: 1900826240
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Photography

Robert Doisneau's photography is widely known for its gentleness and humanity. For many, his Kiss at the Hotel de Ville sums up all the romance and allure of Paris and the French.This book was the first to survey the whole range of Doisneau's photography, from 1929 to 1992, placing it within the context of his time, and examining how his distinctive perspective has produced an extraordinary range of outstanding images.Based on research by Peter Hamilton, the book offers both an indispensable introduction to Doisneau's photography, and an unforgettable selection of his pictures. Previously available.

The Paris Zone

Author: James Cannon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317021735
Release Date: 2016-02-24
Genre: History

Since the mid-1970s, the colloquial term zone has often been associated with the troubled post-war housing estates on the outskirts of large French cities. However, it once referred to a more circumscribed space: the zone non aedificandi (non-building zone) which encircled Paris from the 1840s to the 1940s. This unusual territory, although marginal in a social and geographical sense, came to occupy a central place in Parisian culture. Previous studies have focused on its urban and social history, or on particular ways in which it was represented during particular periods. By bringing together and analysing a wider range of sources from the duration of the zone’s existence, this study offers a rich and nuanced account of how the area was perceived and used by successive generations of Parisian novelists (including Zola and Flaubert), poets, songwriters, artists, photographers, film-makers, politicians and town-planners. More generally, it aims to raise awareness of a neglected aspect of Parisian cultural history while pointing to links between current and past perceptions of the city’s periphery.