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    Sale 5948

    Photobooks

    19 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 23

    EL LISSITZKY and IL'IA ERENBURG

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    EL LISSITZKY and IL'IA ERENBURG
    Moi Parizh -- My Paris. Moscow: IZOGIZ, 1933.

    Oblong octavo (163 x 185 mm). 121 black and white photographs and 2 black and white photomontages. Original blue paper-covered boards (some wear at the extremities).

    FIRST EDITION. 'A significant addition to the photographic bibliography of this most photographed of cities. In all of this remarkable book we are allowed only the merest glimpse of a tourist hotspot. Instead, Ehrenburg contributes a frank, unsparing view of the Parisian proletariat, of which the socialist dissident Atget himself would surely have approved' (The Photobook). The Open Book, pp.112-3; The Photobook, vol. I, pp.132-3; Regards à travers le livre 58; The Russian Avant-Garde Book, pp.218-19.


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