I've got all four volumes of Maria Hambourg's wonderful monograph of him. A lot of the images have
been restored, so look cleaner than his actual existing prints, many of which are in rather rustic shape. During the 70"s there were quite a few wannabee artsy-fartsy types pandering to museum
stereotypes who attempted to be a contemporary Atget. But Philip Trager did a fine job replicating
the architectural style of shooting. I personally consider Atget to be the most visually sophisticated
photographer of all time, at least his old age productions. A lot of his earlier work was simply stock photography adapted to the commercial dictates of the era, though some of it got subtly imbued
with a bit of surrealism.