Paris Nocturne


‘A gloriously shabby tapestry of Parisian life … beautifully produced … a joy’ The Times

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Sylvie Aubenas, Quentin Bajac


Walking the city streets at night, Brassaï discovered a previously unseen world and captured it on camera. He shows us every face and every facet, from tough guys and showgirls to prostitutes and pleasure-seekers, from the bustling cafés and dance halls to the stillness of deserted streets and mist-shrouded monuments. Through his eyes, Paris becomes a world of shadows, in which light, the prerequisite for any photograph, is reduced to dimly lit windows, streetlamps in the fog, or reflections on a rain-soaked pavement.

Although firmly rooted in its time and place, Brassaï’s night photography is nonetheless timeless in its appeal. Full of beauty, bleakness and insight, these images assure his place among the greatest photographers of the 20th century.

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Weight 1890 g
Dimensions 24.5 x 29.5 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 October 2013
Number of pages 312
Format Hardback
Dimensions 24.5 x 29.5 cm
Weight 1890 g


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Quentin Bajac was formerly Chief Curator of Photography at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, and is now Chief Curator of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Sylvie Aubenas is Chief Curator of the Department of Prints and Photographs at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.