With more than 100 photographs, Annette Kelm shows books - mostly first editions - by well-known and lesser-known authors whose works were burned during the National Socialist "Action against the Un-German Spirit" on May 10, 1933. Kelm's view of the carefully arranged books is cool and objective. With strict precision, high image sharpness, neutral light, and an "objective" camera viewpoint, she helps the motifs in her photographs achieve a fascination with the factual. The ordered, linear presentation of the books and the associated known but forgotten biographies of the authors suggest sameness and at the same time recall the polyphony of the Weimar Republic.
Publishing Year: 2022
Publisher: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König
Editor(s): Mirjam Zadoff, Nicolaus Schafhausen
Dimensions: 24.6 x 32.5 cm
ISBN: 978 3 7533 0162 4
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