Drawings (1933 - 1964) | Le Corbusier

Le Corbusier, Étude taureau, 1954                                                     Le Corbusier, Ohne Titel, 1933
  Le Corbusier,"La Main Ouverte", 1954                               Le Corbusier, Portrait de femme en buste, 1940


“I prefer drawing to talking. Drawing is faster, and leaves less room for lies”


Le Corbusier

Le Corbusier, Nature morte, 1959
Le Corbusier, Trois femmes debout de dos, 1933
Le Corbusier, Quatre musiciennes "L'ennui régnait au dehors", 1964
Le Corbusier, Nature morte aux bouteilles et femme couchée, 1964
Étude sur le thème de la "pyrénéenne" avec nu féminin passant la porte, 1940 
 Le Corbusier, Le taureau trivalent (projet pour tapisserie), 1958
Etude "abstractisée" à partir du portrait de femme, 1939                                  Etude tableau "Divinités marines", 1933



Cafe de Flore, Paris (1930 - 1975) | Robert Doisneau / Robert Capa / Dennis Stock / Willy Ronis / Paul Almasy / Jeanloup Sieff /

Robert Doisneau, Cafe De Flore, 1949                                      Paul Almasy, Paris, 1966


The Café de Flore, at the corner of Boulevard Saint-Germain and Rue St. Benoit, in the 6th arrondissement, is one of the oldest 
and the most prestigious coffeehouses in Paris. The name is taken from a sculpture of Flora, goddess of flowers and the season of 
spring in Roman mythology, located on the opposite side of the boulevard. The Café de Flore opened early in the Third Republic, 
in 1885


Jeanloup Sieff, Café de Flore, 1975                                                Robert Doisneau, Café de Flore, 1945
Paul Almasy, Café de Flore, 1960s                                                Robert Capa, Cafe de Flore, Paris,1952
Boris Lipnitzki, Paris 1959                                         Léon Herschtritt, At the café de Flore, Paris 1960 
Cafe de Flore, Paris, 1949                                                      Dennis Stock, Cafe de Flore, Paris, 1958
Ed van der Elsken, Café de Flore, Paris 1953                                   Robert Capa, Cafe de Flore, Paris, 1952
Christer Stromholm, Cafe de Flore, Paris, 1949                                  Dennis Stock, Cafe de Flore, Paris, 1970
Willy Ronis, Paris, 1946


Cafe de Flore, Paris, 1930



Learn to be alone | Andrei Tarkovsky

Andrei Tarkovsky 


I don’t know… I think I’d like to say only that they should learn to be alone and try to spend as much time as possible by themselves. I think one of the faults of young people today is that they try to come together around events that are noisy, almost aggressive at times. This desire to be together in order to not feel alone is an unfortunate symptom, in my opinion. Every person needs to learn from childhood how to be spend time with oneself. That doesn’t mean he should be lonely, but that he shouldn’t grow bored with himself because people who grow bored in their own company seem to me in danger, from a self-esteem point of view."


Andrei Tarkovsky on being asked, ‘What would you like to tell young people?



The Bouquinistes / second-hand booksellers (I) | Robert Doisneau / Brassaï / Inge Morath / Pierre Boulat / Tavik Frantisek Simon



< Les bouquinistes, Paris, 1900s


The Bouquinistes of Paris, France, are booksellers of used and antiquarian books who ply their trade along large sections of the banks of the Seine: on the right bank from the Pont Marie to the Quai du Louvre, and on the left bank from the Quai de la Tournelle to Quai Voltaire. The Seine is thus described as 'the only river in the world that runs between two bookshelves'.

The tradition of the second-hand booksellers began around the 16th century with little market peddlers. Under pressure from booksellers, a settlement of 1649 prohibited stalls and the display of books on the Pont Neuf. The authorities at the time were rather anxious to limit parallel markets not subjected to official censorship. Travelling booksellers during the period were driven out and then reinstated under approval.

The term "bouquiniste" appears in the dictionary of the Académie française in 1789.





In 1859, concessions were implemented by the city of Paris and the bouquinistes are permitted to be established at fixed points. Each one is entitled to 10 metres of railing for an annual fee of 26,35 F and a 25 F licence. The openings are from sunrise to sunset. Finally, in 1930 the dimensions of the “boxes” were fixed.

Installed along more than three kilometres of the Seine and declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, the 240 bouquinistes make use of 900 “green boxes” to house some 300,000 old books and a very great number of journals, stamps and trading cards.


Robert Doisneau, Bouquinistes sur les bords de la Seine, 1947 >
 Pierre Boulat, Author Julio Cortazar, París, 1969                                         Brassaï, Professor Louis Dimier, Paris, 1931-1932
Les bouquinistes, Paris, 1960
Les bouquinistes, Paris, 1957                                                         Les bouquinistes, Paris, 1960
Les bouquinistes, Paris, 1929
Inge Morath, Paris, 1954
Tavik Frantisek Simon, Paris, 1905


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