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“His photographs show the space left by the sea at low tide, the sand tracing deep, shallow sinuous lines and grooves, in complex designs. The photographer’s lens presents the austere beauty of these abstract variations.”

  

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Alfred Ehrhardt: Das Watt

Foreword by Alfred Ehrhardt.

Featured image is a spread from <I>Alfred Ehrhardt: Das Watt</I>.

Immaculately produced by French publisher Xavier Barral, this stunning facsimile of Alfred Ehrhardt's masterpiece Das Watt makes this key work of photobook history available to the public at long last.

Singled out in Martin Parr and Gerry Badger's The Photobook: A History as a key example of early 20th-century abstraction, Ehrhard's striking compositions highlight the geometric patterns in natural forms. His formal stance and sequencing show the strong influence of his years at the Bauhaus. Produced by Xavier Barral to an exacting standard with rich blacks beautifully printed on high-quality paper, this facsimile volume captures the magnificant densities of the original and is an important addition to any photography book library

Alfred Ehrhardt (1901–1984) taught at the Bauhaus between 1928 and 1933 alongside scenographer Oskar Schlemmer and painters Josef Albers and Wassily Kandinsky. Accused of Bolshevism in 1933 by the Nazis, Erhardt was forced to leave the Bauhaus. At that time he was working in painting, drawing and printmaking, but his exile precipitated a turn toward photography and film, whose fundamentals he taught himself. In 1934, after leaving Germany, Ehrhardt produced his first photographic reportage--a series of spare, enigmatic images taken on the windswept sand dunes of the Curonian Spit along the Lithuanian-Russian border.


Featured image is a spread from Alfred Ehrhardt: Das Watt.

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"an island of tranquil beauty in a cultural sea that was becoming increasingly barbaric."

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"The reprint of the book Das Watt (The Tidelands) from 1937, as an exclusive facsimile edition by Éditions Xavier Barral, ... is an ode to nature and a masterpiece of book art."

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Alfred Ehrhardt: Das Watt

ALFRED EHRHARDT: DAS WATT

Foreword by Alfred Ehrhardt.

EDITIONS XAVIER BARRAL

ISBN: 9782365110266 | US $70.00

Pub Date: 2/28/2014
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Alfred Ehrhardt: Iceland (Ísland)

ALFRED EHRHARDT: ICELAND (ÍSLAND)

Edited by Christiane Stahl and Inga Lra Baldvinsd*ttir.

HATJE CANTZ PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783775716451 | US $48.00

Pub Date: 2/1/2006
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