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Renger-Patzsch, Albert (1897 - 1966)

Albert Renger-Patzch interrupted his chemistry studies to focus on the photography practice his father had introduced him to during his teenage hood. A pioneer of modern German photography, he documented objects, the material world and natural organisms, recording their exact appearance, form and surface in the manner of the future movement, New Objectivity. Believing that the photographer should strive to capture the ‘essence of the object’, he called for documentation rather than art and shared his images with his most famous book, published, in 1928, The World is Beautiful. Clinical and detailed, his industrial products and landscapes later influenced the documentary style of Bernd and Hilla Becher as well as Andreas Gursky’s monumental style.
 

Tags / Albert Renger-Pratzch - German Photographer - 1920s - Industrial - Still Life - Documentary
Albert Renger-Patzsch, Berber 4 - Berberis Thunbergii
Albert Renger-Patzsch, Berber 4 - Berberis Thunbergii
Albert Renger-Patzsch, Untitled, 1932
Albert Renger-Patzsch, Untitled, 1932
Albert Renger-Patzsch, Dead End, 1930
Albert Renger-Patzsch, Dead End, 1930
Albert Renger-Patzsch, Euphorbia grandicornis, c. 1922-1923
Albert Renger-Patzsch, Euphorbia grandicornis, c. 1922-1923
Albert Renger-Patzsch, Beechwood in Fall, 1936
Albert Renger-Patzsch, Beechwood in Fall, 1936
Albert Renger-Patzsch, Blast Furnace, Kenper, Herrenwyk, 1927
Albert Renger-Patzsch, Blast Furnace, Kenper, Herrenwyk, 1927
Albert Renger-Patzsch, Lilia
Albert Renger-Patzsch, Lilia
Albert Renger-Patzsch, Still Life with Tools, 1905
Albert Renger-Patzsch, Still Life with Tools, 1905
Albert Renger-Patzsch, Winter Landscape, 1925
Albert Renger-Patzsch, Winter Landscape, 1925
Albert Renger-Patzsch, Suburban Landscape, Essen, c. 1929-1930
Albert Renger-Patzsch, Suburban Landscape, Essen, c. 1929-1930
Albert Renger-Patzsch, Telegraph Post in Winter, 1928
Albert Renger-Patzsch, Telegraph Post in Winter, 1928
Albert Renger-Patzsch, Steamroller, 1940
Albert Renger-Patzsch, Steamroller, 1940
Albert Renger-Patzsch, Fir Tree Broken in a Storm, 1925
Albert Renger-Patzsch, Fir Tree Broken in a Storm, 1925
Albert Renger-Patzsch, Fir Trees in Winter, 1956
Albert Renger-Patzsch, Fir Trees in Winter, 1956
Albert Renger-Patzsch, Sempervivum aabulaeforme crassulaceae, 1928
Albert Renger-Patzsch, Sempervivum aabulaeforme crassulaceae, 1928
Albert Renger-Patzsch, Untitled, Essen, Germany, c. 1928
Albert Renger-Patzsch, Untitled, Essen, Germany, c. 1928
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