Andre Ostier: Paris: Before It Is Too Late by Thomas Michael Gunther

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Paris, Before It Is Too Late is a curated selection of 60 vintage photographs by the French photographer André Ostier. Spanning the career of Ostier from his days in Paris during World War II through the 1960s and 1970s, these striking images capture the City of Light through his eyes, and instill a certain sense of nostalgia. The famous fashion photographer known for his work with the couturier Christian Dior sought to document a fleeting Old Paris by capturing its people, buildings, and the special moments of the city he so admired. Part of the book is a replica of an album Ostier put together himself, Paris, avant qu’il ne soit trop tard, but the book also includes a specially curated selection of rare and haunting images he took during the war.

  • Size: 8.875" X 11.325"
  • Pages: 144
  • Cover Info: Hardcover
  • Author: Thomas Michael Gunther


The insatiable visual curiosity of the Paris photographer André Ostier (1906–1994) led him to capture a wealth of images during his lifetime. Known for his portraits of artists and writers, Ostier also chronicled the fancy-dress balls of the glamourous 1950s and 1960s. In this work, Thomas Michael Gunther, the Paris-based historian of photography, takes a close look at the passion and conviction that characterize André Ostier’s views of the City of Light.

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Designer: Pointed Leaf Press
Product Type: Books
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