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August Sander: People of the 20th Century (7 Volume Set) Hardcover – May 21, 2002

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About the Author

Susanne Lange is Director of the Photography Collection/SK Cultural Foundation, Cologne. Gabriele Conrath-Scholl is a scholar on the staff of the Photography Collection/SK Cultural Foundation. They are both experts on Sander and have written about him previously.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 1400 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams; First Edition edition (May 21, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0810963981
  • ISBN-13: 978-0810963986
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.3 x 11.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 21.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,279,636 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This collection of photographs is truly special. While the great preponderance of the portraits are memorable, what struck me particularly was the portraits of farmers. So much character etched into the lines on their faces! These are volumes you will revisit again and again.
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I knew most of the photographs of August Sander and his art , but to see them in separate sections with their contex made me fully understand and praise once more that his photographs and 7 volume book set are masterpieces of photographic art.
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I can't say that I know a whole lot about photography, but I'd heard that August Sander was a pioneer in portrait photographs and so I decided to pick up this set. It's a little on the expensive side and I wish the pictures took up the whole page, but the pages are thick and glossy and the quality of the prints is good.

The information in the beginning of the books is sparse--it will tide you over until you research Sander on your own, but it's not definitive by any means.

What I liked most about this set is that it includes such a wide chronology of this artist's work, and you can really feel a progression of this artist as his subjects become more detailed, more interesting, more vibrant. Whether this was an intended aesthetic progression set up by the artist or whether it just shows a change in his prerogatives in photography, I didn't learn from the intros; and, really, I don't think it matters. It's fascinating to see and the subjects are heartbreaking, bizarre, and real.
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I looked at the work of the zander with the book for the first time.
Fortunately I can share the vision of the zander very much.
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