List, Herbert - The Monograph (New in plastic!) XXL-Book!
This large volume assembles 250 of Herbert List's most famous images in the first comprehensive compilation of his work. The photographs are organized according to five themes: Metaphysical Photography, Ruins and Fragments, Eros and Photography, Portraits, and Moments. Accompanying the images are essays written by five important historians of photography and art.
Herbert List's photography has become part of the classical canon of 20th-century pictorial art. By their metaphysical and visual presence, his pictures are as familiar to us and as influential as de Chirico's visions are in the painting. This monograph on List's oeuvre presents for the first time all phases of his creativity: the early Fotografia metafisica; his Greece photographs blending Antiquity, Mediterranean light, and Eros in visions of Classical Hellas; his sensitive homoerotic pictures; his artist portraits of the 40s through to the 60s; and the human interest photography of his late work. Essays by noted authors explore List s particular interests and the photo-historic context of his oeuvre. A selection of List s own writings, a comprehensive chronology, a bibliography, a list of exhibitions, and a list of publications complete this lavish volume.
Herbert List, who died in 1975, was one of the most influential photographers of the twentieth century. Early in his career he photographed primarily in Italy and Greece, attracted like many previous travelers to the countries' beauty. List came of age in Germany during the development of the "new objectivity"; his photographs, surreal in aesthetic, in certain ways parallel de Chirico's paintings. After World War II he photographed the ruins of Munich, portraying the consequences of destruction by means of a classical visual form. List was the youngest of a famous group of photographers -- Hoyningen-Huene, Cecil Beaton, and Horst P. Horst -- and his photographic oeuvre is perhaps the freshest and most artistic of these distinguished individuals.
Publisher: The Monacelli Press; 1st edition (1 April, 2000)
Hardcover: 328 pages
Dimensions: 27.43 x 3.61 x 31.75 cm
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