Love on the Left Bank

London: Andre Deutsch, nd (1956).
Condition: Nr Fine. Rubbing on edges and a few small tears to DJ
First printing (English Lang. ed)

Dutch photographer Ed van der Elsken's landmark photobook published originally in 1956, has become an enduring classic. His gritty, sexy, black-and-white photos of bohemian life in Paris captured a reckless, carefree, decadent and hedonistic love for life. A fictional text and captions accompanied the photos in the book. "Van der Elsken's blend of informal photojournalism and diaristic note-taking set a precendent for the sort of engaged personal book works that Larry Clark and Nan Goldin would make decades later...."--Vince Aletti. Item #4321

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Love on the Left Bank. Ed van der Elsken.
Love on the Left Bank. Ed van der Elsken.