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Harry N Abrams
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.
Revered as a father of modern photography, August Sander (1876- 1964) so refined the art of portraiture that his moving images of his fellow countrymen have been heralded both as an important sociological document and a photographic masterpiece. But those images make up only a portion of this deluxe seven-volume set, which will stand as the definitive collection of Sander's considerable achievement.
The books include some 150 never-before-seen images and essays by leading experts on the German photographer's work. Praising Sander's "vision . . . his knowledge, and his immense photographic talent," the writer Alfred Döblin said: "Those who know how to look will learn from his clear and powerful photographs, and will discover more about themselves and more about others."