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Das Deutsche Volksgesicht. Niedersachsen,by Erna Lendvai-Dircksen

Das Deutsche Volksgesicht. Niedersachsen

Erna Lendvai-Dircksen

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First Edition 1942 photographic portrait gallery of the people of Northern Germany - Lower Saxony. 78 b&w plates, mainly of old faces marked by hard life in the marshes and North Sea. Text in German.
 
Erna Lendvai-Dircksen was a German photographer known for a series of volumes of portraits of rural individuals from throughout Germany. During the Third Reich, she also photographed for eugenicist publications and was commissioned to document the new autobahn and the workers constructing it. Lendvai-Dircksen published her portraits of rural Germans as Das deutsche Volksgesicht (The Face of the German Volk) in 1932. It was continued in multiple volumes portraying different regions of the Reich beginning in 1942, both under that title and as Das germanische Volksgesicht (The Face of the Germanic Volk), now including volumes on, for example, Flanders and Norway. Lendvai-Dircksen's portraits of farmers suited the Nazi ethos except that in her initial publication, almost all her subjects were old, and indeed she clearly portrayed the damage to their bodies as a sign of authenticity. She later widened her focus to include children. She never, however, photographed sport, whether for technical reasons or because of her personal philosophy. Although Lendvai-Dircksen has been referred to as "brown Erna" for the promotion of Nazi ideals in her work under the Third Reich, her portrait photography can be compared to the work of Dorothea Lange or Walker Evans as documentation of impoverished people, and Margaret Bourke White also photographed labourers in a heroic light. (wikipedia)
Titel Das Deutsche Volksgesicht. Niedersachsen
Author Erna Lendvai-Dircksen
Signed No
ISBN No
Language German
Dimensions (cm hxb) 26 x 19
Book condition Very good
Cover condition No
Condition description Book has some overall spotting on cover and titlepages. Top of spine has superficial tear, still solid. Inside fine.
Binding Hardcover without dustjacket (as issued)
Edition First edition
Pages n.p.
Publisher Gauverlag Bayreuth
Publishing date 1942
Publishing place Bayreuth, Germany
Number published No
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