Item description for Albert Steiner: The Photographic Work by Albert Steiner Anne Hammond...
Albert Steiner was one of the finest Swiss photographers of the twentieth century. Like Ansel Adams, he favored imposing natural phenomena, landscapes with what might be called good bone structure, (in his case the Alps, in Adams's comparable work, the American West), and he printed his vision of them in black-and-white, revealing nature in all its majesty. His impressive scenic work has fundamentally shaped the world's perception of Switzerland as an alpine country of timeless beauty. It spans the period from before World War I--an era of pictorially inspired images that look like oil paintings--to the straightforward and elegantly modern photography of the 1930s. Unlike many other photographers of the same generation active in the same area, Steiner saw photography as a completely appropriate means of creating works of art, and considered himself an artist.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 12.68" Width: 11.73" Height: 1.26" Weight: 5.38 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2006
ISBN 3865212042 ISBN13 9783865212047