215 x 285mm, 272 pages
196 duotone illustrations
ISBN 1 85514 196 5
ISBN 1 85514 215 5
£11 (paperback) (NPG Visitor Exclusive)
Out of Print
'In photography there are no unexplained shadows!'
Introductory essay by Christoph Schreier
'The best on its subject in English'
The master of camera portraiture, August Sander began photographing people as a boy around the iron-ore mines of his German hometown. Through the course of his life he built up a diverse catalogue of portraits, capturing people of all ages, from every social setting and calling. Broad in its subject matter, Sander's work shows a universal quality: the innate ability of the photographer to present more than an image, to show the characters of his sitters.
This fascinating book offers a pictorial overview of Sander's rich body of work in over 190 images, including a selection of Sander's haunting yet little known landscapes. It gives a unique insight into an era and its people, and as such is a valuable historical and artistic source.
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