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Kopfe des Alltags. Unbekante Menschen.
Lerski Helmar Glaser Curt

One of the most important books of modern photography. A series of 80 black and white expressionist portraits of unknown people in the style of the New Objectivity (Die Neue Sachlichkeit) by one of the leading representatives of the interwar avant-garde. Foreword by Curt Glaser. The cover is damaged, repaired with brown adhesive tape on the reverse, the cloth blind embossed binding is slightly dirty, otherwise in good condition! 35 x 24 cm, 10 pp. (foreword), 80 black and white full-page photo reproductions.
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Helmar Lerski (18 February 1871, Strasbourg - 19 September 1956, Zürich) was a photographer who laid some of the important foundations of modern photography. His works are on display in the USA, Germany, Israel and Switzerland. He focused mainly on portraits and the technique of photography with mirrors. His real name was Israel Schmuklerski. The family moved in 1876 to Zürich, Switzerland, where the family was naturalized. In 1888, Lerski emigrated to the United States, where he worked as an actor. Around 1910, he began to photograph. In 1915, he returned to Europe and worked as a cameraman and expert for special effects for many films, including Fritz Lang’s Metropolis. At the end of the 1920s, he made a name as an avant-garde portrait photographer. (Source: Wikipedia)

Illustrator: Lerski Helmar

Publisher: Hermann Reckendorf, Berlin
Year: 1931
Number of copies: ?
Edition: 1.
Cover: binding with original wrapper
Condition: slightly damaged

Price: 23000 CZK