NAKED CITY by Weegee


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You may know Weegee through PM or Life and remember the vitality and originality of his pictures -- here are the same qualities in his record of New York City. The shots are not of the city's beauty, but of its contrasts, juxtapositions and cleavages, which emphasize a social prejudice and conscience. There is however a balancing humor that keeps this from being merely propaganda, and a warm humanity that manages to get the most of people -- as a mass or as individuals. Definitely a book for camera shelves, as well as the picture book sales, it has an added value in the captions and text which give the background of the pictures and explain Weegee's methods of camera work.

ISBN: 0306812045
Publisher: Essential Books (Duell, Sloan & Pearce)