Albert Renger-Patzsch. Photographer of Objectivity

The contribution of Albert Renger-Patzsch (1897 -1966) to the avant-garde photography of the 1920s and early 1930s has established his leading role in the history of the medium. His most important publication Die Welt ist schön (The World is Beautiful), became one of the most influential photography books ever. August Sander’s achievements in portraiture and Karl Blossfeldt’s in plant photography are matched in Renger-Patzsch’s rendering of the material world. His photographs – cool, free from passion and almost clinical in their purity, showing details of technical apparatus, industrial products and natural organisms – are models of a new kind of vision, combining objectivity and order with beauty and technology.

Text: Janzen Thomas, Wilde Jürgen et al. cm 25×32; pp. 176; 133 bicromie; hardcover with dust jacket. Publisher: Thames & Hudson, London, 1997.

ISBN: 9780500542132 | 0500542139

ID: AM-2983

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The contribution of Albert Renger-Patzsch (1897 -1966) to the avant-garde photography of the 1920s and early 1930s has established his leading role in the history of the medium. His most important publication Die Welt ist schön (The World is Beautiful), became one of the most influential photography books ever. August Sander’s achievements in portraiture and Karl Blossfeldt’s in plant photography are matched in Renger-Patzsch’s rendering of the material world. His photographs – cool, free from passion and almost clinical in their purity, showing details of technical apparatus, industrial products and natural organisms – are models of a new kind of vision, combining objectivity and order with beauty and technology.

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