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Love on the Left Bank

Think of it as the illustrated version of Kerouac’s “On the Road” This photography book focuses on the left bank of Paris at a time when it was the center of creative ferment and the home of the artists, writers and aesthetes who would determine the cultural agenda of a generation. With its unconventional, gritty, snapshot-like technique the work was acclaimed as expanding the boundaries of documentary photography and became instrumental in the development of modern street photography.

Description: First edition of the Dutch photographer Van der Elsken’s first photo book. 103 pages of finely screened halftones. Structured like a documentary photo-novel about the young people who spent their days and nights in ‘existentialist’ jazz cellars and in the hotels and cafés of Paris. Large chips to dust jacket, otherwise good. Scarce!

Bookseller Inventory # 20963



Love On The Left Bank
Van der Elsken, Ed

Publisher: André Deutsch
Publication Date: 1956
Binding: Hard Bound
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Fair
Edition: First Edition

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