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Archive for December, 2014

August Sander was one of the most important German portrait photographers of the early twentieth century. In 1904 he opened his own studio in Linz, Austria, where he met with success. He began to photograph the rural farmers nearby, and soon abandoned his urban studio in favor of photographing in the field, finding subjects along the roads he traveled by bicycle. Sander photographed subjects from all walks of life and created a typological catalog of the German people. Although the Nazis banned the portraits in the 1930s and destroyed many of his negatives, Sander continued to make his photographs. His efforts grew into an ambitious social-documentary project he entitled People of the 20th Century, eventually encompassing more than 600 photographs divided into 45 portfolios.

Description: Hard bound with dust jacket. Introduction by H. Lutzeler. 80 plates with facing captions. Some wear to dust jacket and a few closed tears, otherwise very good. Interior clean and binding tight.

Bookseller Inventory # 25653


Menschen des 20. Jahrhunderts Einleitung von H. Lutzeler
Sander, August


Publisher: Sigbert Mohn
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition


Mid-Century design at its finest. Knoll Design was founded in New York City by Hans Knoll in 1938. Hans, along with his partner and wife Florence, embraced the creative genius at the Bauhaus School and together they helped create a new type of furniture for the home and workplace. In part they defined the mid-century modern approach to design. The company still manufactures furniture for the home by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Harry Bertoia, Florence Knoll , Frank Gehry, Maya Lin and Eero Saarinen, all under the company’s KnollStudio division. Over 40 Knoll designs can be found in the permanent design collection of The Museum of Modern Art in New York City. 

Description: An in depth look at some of the greatest mid-century design. Illustrated throughout with B&W photographs. A rare and sought after design title. An early catalog with strong Bauhaus influence – chairs, tables, interiors, chests, cabinets, beds, textile, photographs of layouts plus measurements; blue/red/yellow colorations and silver flexible board covers. Rare and sought after!

Bookseller Inventory # 34299


Knoll Index Of Designs 1950

Publisher: Knoll Design
Publication Date: 1950
Binding: Original spiral bound first edition
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First edition


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