Photobook – Paris Pictured – Julian Stallabrass


Photobook – Paris Pictured – Julian Stallabrass

Size: 30.8 x 25.5 cm
Pages: 114
Illustrations: Over 130 black & white photographs
Published: 2002
Publisher: Royal Academy of Arts
Stock number: 017759/0123
Price: £35 + P & P
Hardback. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine and is protected by a clear removable sleeve. Orange cloth.
This selection of images examines the growth and development of photography through the changing character of Paris in the remarkable period of 1900 – 1968. During these years, photography became a mass medium, with cheap reproductions appearing in the press. Technical advances made it possible to capture rapid movement and street photography flourished; some of the finest images in documentary photography were made on the streets of Paris by Atget, Brassai, Cartier – Bresson, Doisneau and Ronis, among many others. The transience of city life and the histories of Paris are brilliantly evoked in these images: from the elegiac photographs of the early twentieth century which recorded those quartiers later condemned by modernisation projects, through the Occupation, to the upheaval of the May 1968 demonstrations. With over 130 photographs and Julian Stallabrass’s authoritative text, this book is an essential purchase for anyone interested in the art of photography and the city of Paris.

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Julian Stallabrass is a writer, photographer, broadcaster, curator and lecturer. He is Professor in art history at the Courtauld Institute of Art, and is the author of Killing for Show: Photography, War and the Media in Vietnam and Iraq, Rowman and Littlefield, 2020, Art Incorporated, Oxford University Press 2004, Internet Art: The Online Clash Between Culture and Commerce, Tate Publishing, London 2003; Paris Pictured, Royal Academy of Arts, London 2002; High Art Lite: British Art in the 1990s, Verso, London 1999 and Gargantua: Manufactured Mass Culture, Verso, London 1996.

H is also is the co-editor of Ground Control: Technology and Utopia, Black Dog Publishing, London 1997, Occupational Hazard: Critical Writing on Recent British Art, Black Dog Publishing, London 1998, and Locus Solus: Technology, Identity and Site in Contemporary Art, Black Dog Publishing, London 1999. He has written art criticism regularly for publications which include the London Review of Books, Art Monthly and the New Statesman. He is an editorial board member of New Left Review.

He curated the 2008 Brighton Photo Biennial, ‘Memory of Fire: Images of War and the War of Images’. In 2013 his edited reader Documentary for the MIT/ Whitechapel Documents of Contemporary Art appeared; also his edited book based on the Brighton Biennial, Memory of Fire, published by Photoworks, Brighton.

He has also made online TV programmes about aspects of modern and contemporary art for Tariq Ali TV in the series ‘Rear Window’.


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