Give me an Atget photo for breakfast, a Bach cantata for lunch and some bread+water for dinner, and I am a happy man

This book has been in my library for many years and it's probably the only book (amongst 100s of monographs) to which I've returned again and again:

It contains 100 Atget photos, each one coupled with a short and usually brilliant essay by John Szarkowski. As a matter of fact, it is this book that formed the "photographer Atget" in my mind. A must read IMO.