The Best of Doisneau: Paris

The legendary photographer’s quintessential portraits of Paris—including several previously unpublished works—in an affordable new paperback. Robert Doisneau’s ability to infuse images of daily life with poetic nuance has given enduring popular appeal to his work. In this new volume, he leads us on an entrancing tour into Parisian gardens, along the Seine, and through crowds of Parisians. Workers, beggars, lovers, jugglers, children, dancers—Doisneau’s lens captures all, in myriad lights and moods. Sometimes humorous, often ironic, and unfailingly tender, his oeuvre is iconic and reflects the Paris of our dreams. Composed, structured images are featured alongside impromptu snapshots of Parisian life, demonstrating the range of Doisneau’s talent as both artist and photojournalist.

About The Author

Robert Doisneau (1912–1994) is a major twentieth-century photographer. He received the Kodak Award (1947) and the Niépce Prize (1956). Major posthumous retrospectives of his work have been held in Paris, at the Art Institute of Chicago, and at the Bruce Silverstein Gallery in New York. Flammarion published Robert Doisneau: Paris (2005/2010), Doisneau: Portraits of the Artists (2008), Robert Doisneau: Palm Springs 1960 (2010), and Robert Doisneau: Paris Les Halles Market (2011).

  • Publish Date: March 03, 2015
  • Format: Trade Paperback Original
  • Category: Photography - Individual Photographers - General
  • Publisher: Flammarion
  • Trim Size: 5-7/8 x 7-5/8
  • Pages: 190
  • US Price: $12.95
  • CDN Price: $12.95
  • ISBN: 978-2-08-020217-8


"Robert Doisneau is one of the most celebrated photographers of Paris. . . For Francophiles, here's an irresistible opportunity to stop and smell the dried roses." 

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