100 x Paris by Germaine Krull – 1929


100 x Paris by Germaine Krull –
First Edition Verlag der Reihe, 1929

Published in the late 20’s and figuring now among the rare and classic photo books over the Paris theme, “100 x Paris” contains 100 of the avant-garde german photographer Germaine Krull, all printed in heliogravure. Text in german, french, and english. The 31 pages foreword is written by Florent Fels. True testimony of an eye way ahead of its time, innovative views succeed each other with a special care : to move away as far as possible from the usual pictures of the City of Lights.

Fascinated by Paris, she walked across it armed with his Icarette 6×9 camera to deliver her vision of the city at the end of the roaring twenties. “100 x Paris” is published by Verlag der Reihe in Berlin 1929, less than one year after the publishing of an other major tittle : “Metal”.

Germaine Krull (1897 – 1985) is often described as one of the ambassadors of photographic “modernity”, despite a short career and late exhibitions. The artistic dimension of her work mixed with a fidel approach of “reporting” format, and the publication of books for which she was the unique author, made her one the most notorious women-photographer in the photography history. The writer Pierre Mac Orlan also draw a parallel between the Paris seen by Krull, true and alive, and the one of the famous parisian writer Francis Carco. Her commitment in hardly documenting the city without ceasing to play with the “brut” codes of amateur photography, giving this authentic view, had undoubtedly pushed Mac Orlan to juxtapose them…

Size : In-8 paperback, first edition. 131 pages

Condition :
Book in good condition, dustjacket in poor condition with stains, tears and a few missing parts. (Notice : this is the original dustjacket, which is often missing or replaced by a repro)

Dimensions :
17,5 x 24,5 cm

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