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This book was first published in Germany to accompany a traveling exhibition on Lotte Jacobi's photographic legacy. When she went into exile in 1935, Jacobi took only a tiny portion of the studio and stage portraits she had produced at Atelier Jacobi in Berlin (1927-35). These portraits, along with her work in the Soviet Union and the United States, comprise the collection of negatives bequeathed to the University of New Hampshire, which produced fresh prints for this project. Interviews with Jacobi and her associates and friends bolster the excellent biographical essays. Beautifully reproduced portraits of Peter Lorre, Albert Einstein, Eleanor Roosevelt, Robert Frost, Thomas Mann, Alfred Stieglitz, and Marc Chagall appear alongside the faces of Berlin performers new to most Americans, as well as views of the Soviet Union, London, New York, and Deering, NH, where Jacobi worked in the last years of her life. This well-researched book on one of the most important photographers of the 20th century should be in every photohistory and art photography collection.?Kathleen Collins, Bank of America Archives, San Francisco
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