“ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS OF THE 20TH CENTURY”: First Edition of Day of Paris; Inscribed by Andre Kertesz
Day of Paris.
Item Number: 78432
New York: J. J. Augustin Publisher, 1945.
First edition of Kertész’s first book published in America, with 103 black-and-white photogravure plates,featuring “some of Kertész’s most famous photos” (Roth 101). Quarto, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the title page, “To Jan A. Kertesz.” Edited by George Davis. In very good condition with some toning to the extremities.
The Day of Paris includes 'the best of his humanist documentary imagery' (The Photobook). Designed by Alexey Brodovitch and Peter Pollack. 101 Books, pp.114-15; Auer, p.306; The Open Book, pp.138-39; The Photobook, vol. I, p.200. Alexey Brodovitch "provides a leisurely understated design that allows for double spreads. shrewd juxtapositions, and unexpectedly grand expanses of white space for this small format" (Roth 101).