Robert Doisneau. Preface by Blaise Cendrars. Introduction by Albert Plecy. Translated by Princess Anne Marie Callimachi.
Thames & Hudson. London. 1956. First UK edition. Previously published in France in 1955 under the title 'Instantanes de Paris'. Hardback, quarto; yellow cloth-bound boards, dust jacket. [c.140 pages]. 148 photogravure plates. English. 280 x 225mm. 1.5kg. . Near fine in good dust jacket; slight wear at head of spine, two areas of loss at rear lower edge, short 3cm tear at top of front fore-edge repaired with tape to verso, residue of tape on verso of jacket.
A joyful collection of photographs from the French photographer Robert Doisneau. Paris Parade presents a series of snapshots of the Parisian people taken on the streets and in their homes. All of Doisneau's images have a rich humanity and a degree of humour. Chapters include Work, Leisure, Love of the Arts, Love of Plants, Love of Animals, L'Amour, Children, Here and There, and Three Stories about Paintings. Blaise Cendrars provides a charming preface but Doisneau's witty captions steal the show. Scarce with the dust jacket.