Lot 113 of 446:
A postwar day with Kertész in Paris, 1945  

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Day of Paris

Kertész, André

New York

J.J. Augustin



[4], 148 pp. Edited by George Davis. With 103 photogravure plates from photographs by André Kertész  (many double-page). Cloth, jacket. First Edition. 

The front free endpaper contains lengthy annotations about the photos by the previous owner, the noted historian Thomas Hulme, dated and signed in the year of publication, 1945. This is a first edition of Kertész’s first book published in America. 

Day of Paris contains “some of Kertész’s most famous photos,” taken before he was forced to leave Europe at the outbreak of WWII (Roth, 114). “The keynote of Day of Paris is elegance… Kertész’ book loosely follows a familiar scenario, a ‘day in the life’ of Paris, beginning with the gargoyles of Notre Dame and giving us a photographic modernist’s tour of the city, nodding appreciatively at Henri Cartier-Bresson along the way, and ending up with Brassaï in a series of nocturnal views” (Parr & Badger Vol. I, p. 200). 

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Chips and tears to jacket with some soiling and rubbing; slight lean, several leaves paginated by hand; near fine in good jacket.

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