I have compiled a short bibliography of writing by Bill Brandt [16KB rtf] Download writing_by_bb.rtf.
Brandt wrote relatively little, but what he did write was eloquent and memorable. For instance, in 1948 he described his approach to photography: 'I found atmosphere to be the spell that charged the commonplace with beauty'...explaining this further:
'When I have seen or sensed - I do not know which it is - the atmosphere of my subject, I try to convey that atmosphere by intensifying the elements that compose it. I lay emphasis on one aspect of my subject and I find that I can thus most effectively arrest the spectator's attention and induce in him an emotional response to the atmosphere I have tried to convey.' [from 'A Photographer's London' introduction to Bill Brandt Camera in London, Focal Press, 1948].
Useful Brandt Bibliography from the V and A Museum
Encyclopedia Britannica article on Brandt