Lyonel Feininger Fotografien 1928-1939

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Texts by: Laura Muir Edited by: Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts Edited by: Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts Graphic Design: Katie Andeseen Graphic Design: Katie Andeseen German German Februar 2011, 152 Pages, 111 Ills. Hardcover 274mm x 207mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-2788-4
| German Photo Book Award in Gold 2012

When he first began experimenting with photography, the painter and graphic artist Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956) was 58 years old and had been a professor at the Bauhaus for almost a decade. Inspired by the works of his sons, Lux and Andreas, as well as the experimental photography of his Dessau neighbor László Moholy-Nagy, Feininger took up the camera in 1928 and began to explore a variety of avant-garde techniques. The painter of crystalline architecture and landscapes left a legacy of fascinating nighttime photographs, double exposures, negative prints, and unsettling images of shop window mannequins and reflections. This volume, highlighting his most active period in photography, is the first publication devoted to this little-known body of work. By examining about 70 original prints, the book considers the significance of photography in relation to the rest of Feininger’s oeuvre. (English edition ISBN 978-3-7757-2789-1)


Exhibition schedule: Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, February 26–May 15, 2011 | Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, June 2–July 17, 2011 | J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, October 25, 2011–March 11, 2012 | Harvard Art Museums, March 30–June 2, 2012