Eugène Atget (1857–1927) "Le Loiret" sculpture de Thomas Regnaudin Versailles, bassin du parterre d’eau Entre 1901 et 1927 Aristotype (épreuve au citrate) à partir d’un négatif verre au gélatino-bromure d’argent
We really owe a debt to these old photographers. What a beautiful little window into a France that might yet be saved. I recall many a geometrical afternoon, strolling and conversing in the rarefied atmosphere of ‘philosophy’(in the broadest sense?), among such bassins, topiary, the long avenues leading to hazy distances as Zephyrs whispered among the leaves. The formal garden is so supremely French an art. A finer gift to the ages than Voltaire or Diderot, I say. One would have to be mad, or a soixante-huitard which is essentally the same thing, not to own that Boileau was a poet in spite of received opinion. And Baudelaire certainly is the real Che, as someone, better than I though I reall not a name, has pointed out somewhere. Yet we are all slaves to bean-counters and the puppet-masters of bean-counters.
Torso plaster collection The Museum Vincenzo Vela
Chaire de la mosquée El-Aksa (Pulpit in the interior of El-Aksa mosque) Maison Bonfils Beirut Lebanon photograph 1867 - 1899
Eglise du Pater intérieur du couloir (Church of the Pater interior of the passage) Maison Bonfils Beirut Lebanon photograph 1867 - 1899
Intérieur de la mosquée d’Omar (Interior of the mosque of Omar) Maison Bonfils Beirut Lebanon photograph 1867 - 1899
Damas. Intérieur de maison Consul anglais (Syrie) Maison Bonfils Beirut Lebanon photograph 1867 - 1899