[Brassai] Tucker, Anne Wilkes. Brassai: The Eye of Paris. New York, Harry N.Abrams, 1999. 25cm x 34cm. 367 pages. Original Hardcover. Very good + condition with only minor signs of wear. Excellent publication. Includes for example: Foreword by Peter C Marzio/ Brassai: Man of the World by Anne Wilkes Tucker/ Brassai: The Writer by Richard Howard/ An Interview with Brassai by Avis Berman/ Notes on Brassai's Photographic Technique/ George Brassaď (pseudonym of Gyula Halász) (9 September 1899 - 8 July 1984) was a Hungarian photographer, sculptor, and filmmaker who rose to international fame in France in the 20th century. He was one of the numerous Hungarian artists who flourished in Paris beginning between the World Wars. In the early 21st century, the discovery of more than 200 letters and hundreds of drawings and other items from the period 1940-1984 has provided scholars with material for understanding his later life and career. Gyula (Jules) Halász (the Western order of his name) was born in Brassó, Transsylvania, Kingdom of Hungary (since 1920 Bras,ov, Romania), to an Armenian mother and a Hungarian father. He grew up speaking Hungarian. When he was three, his family lived in Paris for a year, while his father, a professor of French literature, taught at the Sorbonne. As a young man, Gyula Halász studied painting and sculpture at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts (Magyar Képzomuvészeti Egyetem) in Budapest. He joined a cavalry regiment of the Austro-Hungarian army, where he served until the end of the First World War. In 1920, Halász went to Berlin, where he worked as a journalist for the Hungarian papers Keleti and Napkelet. He started studies at the Berlin-Charlottenburg Academy of Fine Arts (Hochschule für Bildende Künste), now Universität der Künste Berlin. There he became friends with several older Hungarian artists and writers, including the painters Lajos Tihanyi and Bertalan Pór, and the wri..