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The Museum of Avant-garde

Albert Renger-Patzsch

Germany (1897—1966)
After studying chemistry in Dresden he started working as director of the Picture Archive of the Folkwang Publishing Company in Hagen. He published his first photography book in 1925 when he started to work as a freelance photographer. Two years later he exhibited in Lübeck. He developed his style for sharp and absolutely fidelity pictures, setting out the New Objectivity movement. In 1928 he published a new book of photography in Die Welt ist schön, showing industrial culture and technology. Until WWII he worked in a studio at the Folkwang Museum Essen and taught at the Folkwang School. He participated to the exhibition Film and Foto in Stuttgart, producing a large volume of city landscapes and industrial sceneries.

The world is beautiful (Die Welt ist schön)

Photographic book / Half-tone / 21.2 x 28.4 cm / Munich, 1928 / © Kurt Wolff Verlag A.G. München

Arts et métiers graphiques 16

Photographie / Magazine / 24 x 30.9 cm / Paris, 1930 / © 1930, Arts et Métiers Graphiques Paris

Foto-auge

76 Fotos der Zeit / Photographic book with letterpress cover by El Lissitzky / Heliogravure / 20.6 x 29.2 cm / Stuttgart, 1929 / © 2020 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn