Martin Munkacsi

Thames & Hudson, 2006 (I ed.)
Hardcover, 24×29 cm
416 pages, b/n photographs
English text

Excellent condition

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Martin Munkacsi was born in Hungary in 1896, spent the 1920s and 1930s in Berlin and emigrated to New York City in 1934. For many years the highest paid photographer of his time and a profound influence on photographers such as Richard Avedon, his work was unfashionable at the time of his death in 1963. Recently, Munkacsi has emerged from history as one of the most significant talents of the 20th century.

Munkacsi was an outstanding representative of the ‘Neues Sehen’ (New Way of Seeing), surely the most important contribution of photography to advanced art. His fashion and sports photography was revolutionary and unparalleled. So far, however, all this work has been scattered all over the world and much of it has been lost, although the Ullstein Archive in Berlin holds a large collection of Munkacsi’s works from Hungary and Germany.

This valuable volume collects and assembles images from each of his artistic phases as well as several photographs that have never been published before or only appeared in magazines of the time.

Weight 3 kg


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