Four Photographers

A Vision of Paris

by Eugène-August Atget, edited by Arthur D. Trottenberg

A Life in Photography

by Edward Steichen
The art in photography is literary art before it is anything else: its triumphs and monuments are historical, anecdotal, reportorial, observational before they are purely pictorial. Because of the transparency of the medium, the difference between the extra-artistic, real-life meaning of things and their artistic meaning is even narrower in …