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EYES WIDE OPEN! 100 YEARS OF LEICA PHOTOGRAPHY Hans-Michael Koetzle. Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg, 2015. 564 pp. with 839 ills. (252 col.). 33 x 28 cm. ISBN 9783868285307 In English.
Publisher's description: A note in a workshop log proves that in 1914, Oskar Barnack put the finishing touches on the first working model of a compact camera for 35mm standard cinema film. He had not merely invented a new camera--the Leica (=Leitz/camera), not introduced until 1925 due to the war--he in fact ushered in a paradigm shift in photography. Just in time to mark a milestone birthday of the legendary compact camera, and for the first time in this thematic breadth, this volume, with about eight hundred images, offers a wide artistic and cultural history of the Leica from the 1920s to the present day.Essays by international authors examine topics including the technical genesis of the Leica, its influence on photojournalism, and its significance for a wide variety of avant-garde currents in art photography. Heretofore unpublished documents from the archives of the Leica Camera AG round off this multifaceted one-hundred-year cultural chronicle.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — 1900-1945, Post-1945 — Photography
Plans: 73,54
Worldwide Number: 164753
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