Titles by Subject
Robert Doisneau: Paris: Les Halles Market
Written by Robert Doisneau and Vladimir Vasak
About This Book
Doisneau’s photographs evoke nostalgia for the days when the now vanished Les Halles market, "the belly of Paris," sprawled across the center of the city. From fur-clad socialites to burly market porters, Doisneau captured the essence of every brand of Parisian character and the poetry in ordinary scenes: a cheery fruit seller bellowing from behind a pyramid of oranges, a fish vendor haggling over the price of the daily catch, or a mountain of floral bouquets ready to grace Parisian dinner tables. This volume exhibits some of Doisneau’s lesser-known yet extraordinary works, including six rare color photographs. Publication coincides with the ongoing long-awaited redevelopment of this Parisian hub.
About the Author
Robert Doisneau (1912–1994) is one of the world’s most famous and celebrated photographers. Flammarion has published Robert Doisneau: Paris (2005/2010), Doisneau: Portraits of the Artists (2008), and Robert Doisneau: Palm Springs 1960 (2010). Vladimir Vasak, reporter for Arte, is the author of a book of Doisneau’s photographs of Alsace taken in the aftermath of World War II.