First Edition of Day of Paris; Signed by Andre Kertesz
Day of Paris.
Item Number: 4261
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. Signed by Andre Kertesz on the title page. Edited by George Davis. Very good in a very good dust jacket with a few small chips and wear to the spine extremities. Uncommon signed.
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).