Faces

The Power of the Human Visage

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Starting with Helmar Lerski’s outstanding photo series Metamorphose – Verwandlungen durch Licht from 1935/36, the magnificent volume Faces – The Power of the Human Visage presents portraits from the era of the Weimar Republic. The photographs taken by the photographers of the 1920s and 1930s achieved a radical renewal of portrait photography.

This book is not yet published, but will be available from May 2021.

ISBN: 9783777435794 Category:

Walter Moser

Description

Starting with Helmar Lerski’s outstanding photo series Metamorphose – Verwandlungen durch Licht from 1935/36, the magnificent volume Faces – The Power of the Human Visage presents portraits from the era of the Weimar Republic. The photographs taken by the photographers of the 1920s and 1930s achieved a radical renewal of portrait photography.

Portrait photos traditionally served to depict the personality of an individual. The photographers of the interwar years saw the face as material to be presented in accordance with their own ideas. Through the photograph of a face they explored aesthetic considerations as well as the politicalchanges that took place during the Weimar Republic. Modernist experiments, the elationship between individual and type, feminist roles and political ideologies collided and hence expanded the concept of portrait photography.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 22.5 x 28.5 cm
Publisher name Hirmer Verlag GmbH
Publication date 25 May 2021
Number of pages 248
Format Hardback
Contributors Contributions by E. Cronin, F. Ebner, M. Faber, A. Mahler, W. Moser, and M. S. Witkovsky
Dimensions 22.5 x 28.5 cm
Weight 300 g
Walter Moser has been a curator and Head of the Photographic Collection at the Albertina in Vienna since 2011.