This seminal volume - produced in close collaboration with his estate - is the official, most comprehensive reference of Robert Doisneau’s photographs of Paris.
Robert Doisneau infused images of daily life with poetic nuance. This unique portrait of Paris in more than 600 photographs is reissued in hardcover with red-tipped pages. This entrancing tour through the gardens of Paris, along the Seine, and among crowds of Parisians includes children scrambling to cross rue de Rivoli, fresh-faced accordionists, elegant dog walkers, exuberant roller skaters, the indelible kiss in front of the Hôtel de Ville, and cyclists beneath the Eiffel Tower. The magic of Paris in black and white is timeless.
Photographs curated by Doisneau’s daughters and complemented by Doisneau’s own commentary reveal his profound fascination with the city where he lived and worked.
About the Author
Robert Doisneau (1912–1994) is a world-famous and beloved photographer. He received many prizes during his life; since his death there have been major retrospectives of his work in Paris, Chicago (The Art Institute), and New York (the Witkin Gallery).
Annette Doisneau and Francine Derondille are Robert Doisneau’s daughters; they manage his archive.