This is the first substantial monograph to examine the photography of Jaromír Funke (1896-1945), an innovator of modernist photography, comparable to contemporaries such as Jaroslav Rössler, Man Ray, László Moholy-Nagy, Albery Renger-Patzsch, Aleksander Rodchenko, Paul Strand and Edward Weston. Funke initially worked within abstract photography, but eventually he invented his own genre called "pho...
Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Kant (September 30, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 1 x 11.5 inches
Amazon Rank: 3430630
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in the 1920s, he was one of the first to embrace Surrealist innovations in photography. Also aligned with the Bauhaus, Funke was additionally influenced by Cubism, New Objectivity and Constructivism. In the second half of the 1930s, Funke established what he called "emotional photography," based on theories and writings by Surrealist André Breton. Made in cooperation with Funke's daughter, this book focuses primarily on the ideas that shaped and transformed Funke's work, while placing it within the context of European avant-garde photography and culture.