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August Sander: Face of Our Time (Schirmer Visual Library) Paperback – June 30, 2008


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  • Series: Schirmer Visual Library
  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Schirmer/Mosel (June 30, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 388814292X
  • ISBN-13: 978-3888142925
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.8 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #473,259 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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One of the legendary classics among German photography books, August Sander's Face of Our Time, is now available again. Compiled by August Sander himself, the book was first published in 1929, with a foreword by German writer Alfred Dublin.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By D. Ahlberg on November 13, 2008
Format: Paperback
Containing 60 plates of portraits by August Sander, this book is a find for anyone looking to own a profound body of work. First published in 1929, Face of Our Time depicts life in Germany from 1905 to 1928. It's merely a glimpse into Sander's larger work titled People of the 20th Century, which is said to hold an archive of 40,000 photographs.
Making photographs in Germany during a time when National Socialism was being implemented, Sander continued to document all walks of life and types of people. Instead of seeing blond haired boys with blue eyes on every page, we see the true complexity of German people. Each portrait stands on its own, but as a group they create something greater and truer. Together they suggest equality and integration. Instead of being arranged as a hierarchy, each plate occupies its own space, which allows each portrait to remain on a more equal level to one another.
Looking through Sanders work his influence on other portraitists such as Richard Avadon and Diane Arbus becomes apparent. When Germany was ruled by the Nazis, Faces of Our Time was searched out and burned. By some good luck the negative of each photograph was saved, and with the help of Sander's son, the book has been re-printed and can now be owned by anyone, rich or old, young or poor.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Beatriz T. A. Pereir on August 4, 2009
Format: Paperback
Small book but has nice prints. For someone who wants to have some reproductions of Sander's work and don't want to spend too much.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Charles Dube on August 5, 2013
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Nice and simple. Photographs are just large enough to be appreciated. They speak for themselves. the ghosts of a bygone era
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