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LE THEATRE DU CRIME: RODOLPHE A. REISS, 1875-1929 (The Scene of the Crime: Rodolphe A. Reiss, 1875-1929). Christophe Champod et al. Musee de l'Elysee, Lausanne, 2009. Organized in association with Institut de police scientifique de l'Universite de Lausanne. Published by Presses polytechniques et universitaires romandes, Lausanne. 320 pp. (24 foldout) with 161 ills. and 98 reference ills. 28 x 21 cm. ISBN 9782880748241 In French.
Published on the occasion of a 2009 exhibition at the Musee de l'Elysee, Lausanne, though not specifically documenting the show, this volume presents crime-scene and other evidentiary photographs by Reiss, founder of the Institut de police scientifique of the Universite de Lausanne, exploring an unusual body of forensic images that are notable both for their technical mastery and their compelling aesthetic qualities.
Artist(s):Reiss, Rodolphe A.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Switzerland — 1900-1945 — Photography
Plans: 50,69
Worldwide Number: 033235
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