Faces

The Power of the Human Visage

Edited by Walter Moser

Faces

Edited by Walter Moser

Distributed for Hirmer Publishers

248 pages | 220 halftones | 8 3/4 x 11 1/4
Cloth $55.00 ISBN: 9783777435794 Will Publish February 2021 For sale in Canada, Mexico, and the USA only
Between 1918 and 1933, artists in the Weimar Republic reinvented photography. Though photographers to that point had generally aimed at capturing their subjects’ personalities, now they began to understand the face as a vehicle for their own ideas. Through the portrait, artists explored concepts as diverse as Germany’s political transformation, modernist aesthetics, and emerging feminist theory. Battling over the seemingly straightforward composition of the portrait, these artists expanded the aesthetic capacity of photography for all time. Beginning with Helmar Lerski’s groundbreaking series “Metamorphosis Through Light,” Faces features more than two hundred photographs from a variety of well-known and overlooked artists in this radical period, including Gertrud Arndt, Werner David Feist, Trude Fleischmann, Grit Kallin-Fischer, Rudolf Koppitz, Kurt Kranz, Anneliese Kretschmer, Erna Lendvai-Dircksen, László Moholy-Nagy, Lucia Moholy, Erich Retzlaff, Franz Roh, August Sander, Willy Zielke, and more.
 
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