Paris by Night
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
In this book, Brassaï captured the essence of Paris. His efforts met with great success, resulting in his being called "the eye of Paris" in an essay by his friend Henry Miller. In addition to photos of the seedier side of Paris, he also provided scenes from the life of the city's high society, its intellectuals, its ballet, and the grand operas. He photographed many of his great artist friends, including Salvador Dalí, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Alberto Giacometti, plus many of the prominent writers of his time such as Jean Genet, Henri Michaux and others.
- Paris de Nuit (Arts et metiers graphiques, 1932) is a book by Brassaï .
- Europe by Night, a film by Alessandro Blasetti