Lot 130 of 446:
E.O. Hoppé's photographs of Germany at Work 1930  

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Hoppé, E. O.


Im Verlag Ullstein



Illustrated with 92 striking sepiatone photogravures depicting Germany's heavy industry and manufacturing sites and workers. 27.5x22 cm (10¾x8½"), grey cloth backed black paper boards, cover lettering in copper gilt, spine lettering in white. First Edition.

Rare volume by one of the most important photographers of his era. Homage to Germany's industrial workers and their contribution to Germany's "rebirth" after WWI. Includes appendix with descriptions of photographs. Ownership marks on front free endpaper.

Trained as a banker, E.O. Hoppé became increasingly enamored with photography, and in 1907 jettisoned his commercial career and opened a portrait studio. Within a few years, E.O. Hoppé was the undisputed leader of pictorial portraiture in Europe. To say that someone has a "household name" has become a cliché, yet in Hoppé's case the phrase is apt. Rarely in the history of the medium has a photographer been so famous in his own lifetime among the general public. It is difficult to think of a prominent name in the fields of politics, art, literature, and the theatre who did not pose for his camera."

Lot Amendments

Touches of wear to cloth and paper, small soiling in center of spine; interior bright throughout; very good or better.

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