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Author Sichel, Kim.

Title Germaine Krull : photographer of modernity / Kim Sichel.

Published Cambridge, MA : MIT Press, 1999.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  770.92 SICH    AVAILABLE
 UniM Southbank  770.92 Sic    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxvii, 363 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 32 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents I. Germany and Russia. 1. Chien-fou: Childhood and Student Years in Munich until 1918. 2. Passion and Politics: Munich, 1918-1920 and Moscow, 1921. 3. Return to Berlin: The Urban Photography Studio Experience, 1922-1925 -- II. Holland and France. 4. Metal: The Development of an Industrial Aesthetic, 1925-1928. 5. "The Valkyrie of Photographic Film": Art and Commerce in Paris, 1926-1935. 6. "A Reforming Mirror: Vu and the Paris Picture Press, 1928-1933. 7. An International Photographic Eye: Detective Photographs and Travel Books, 1930-1935 -- III. Africa and Asia. 8. Fighting with Photographs: Krull and the Free French in Africa, 1942-1945. 9. Flight: Departure from Europe and Bangkok's Oriental Hotel, 1945-1966. 10. A Final Resting Place: Buddhism in India, 1968- 1983.
Summary "Germaine Krull (1897-1985) led an extraordinary life that spanned nine decades and four continents. She witnessed many of the high points of modernism and recorded some of the major upheavals of the twentieth century. Her photographs include avant-garde montages, ironic studies of female nudes, press propaganda shots, as well as some of the most successful commercial and fashion images of her day. Her political commitments led her from communist allegiance to incarceration in Russia as a counterrevolutionary to support of the Free French cause against Hitler to a reclusive existence among Tibetan monks in India."--BOOK JACKET. "This book, which accompanies the first major retrospective exhibition on Krull, should secure Krull's rightful place among the masters of twentieth-century photography."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Krull, Germaine.
Women photographers -- Germany -- Biography.
Photographers -- Germany -- Biography.
ISBN 0262194015 (hc : alk. paper)