31 May 2007
EL LISSITZKY AND ILIA EHRENBURG
Moi Parizh -- My Paris. Moscow: IZOGIZ, 1933. Oblong octavo (163 x 185mm). 121 black and white photographs and 2 black and white photomontages. Original blue paper-covered boards (re-backed preserving the original spine, extremities restored).
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.
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