Photo Mosaic Switzerland

The Archive of the Image Agency Comet Photo AG

Georg Kreis

Photo Mosaic Switzerland

Georg Kreis

Distributed for Scheidegger and Spiess

192 pages | 150 color plates | 8 x 10 1/2 | © 2015
Cloth $65.00 ISBN: 9783858814654 Published January 2016 Not for sale in the UK, Europe, China, and Hong Kong
The photo agency Comet Photo AG was founded in Zürich in 1952 by Swiss photographers Hans Gerber, Bjorn Eric Lindroos, and Jack Metzger with the aim of supplying media and businesses with images of Zurich. Quickly, however, the agency expanded its reach to all of Switzerland.
            This book presents some two hundred images from the heyday of Comet Photo in the 1960s and ’70s. Emphasizing the rapid changes Switzerland underwent in those years, the photographs in the book cover cities and countryside, industry and agriculture, celebrities and fashion, and major public events. Together, they offer an unforgettable, stylish portrait of Switzerland in a period of dynamic change and growth.
Editors’ Foreword


Photo Mosaic Switzerland 


En Route to Moderntiy 

The Old, the Enduring, the Disappearing 

Switzerland in the World

People Known and Unknown

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