Alfred Ehrhardt Foundation

»Alfred Ehrhardt – Photographs«

New Publication
To commemorate both the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus’s foundation and the exhibition opening, Alfred Ehrhardt – Paintings, Drawings, Illustrations, the Alfred Ehrhardt Foundation are pleased to launch the photobook, Alfred Ehrhardt – Photographs. Additionally, a special linen-slipcase edition of 30 is also on offer, which includes one platinum/palladium print.

Alfred Ehrhardt is regarded as an outstanding representative of German avant-garde photography. He merged the photographic movements of New Objectivity and New Vision through his cropped compositions and serial rhythmisation of image structures. His photographs isolate the natural form from its concrete context and abstract the composition, often employing high-contrast lighting to achieve dramatic results. Committed to Bauhaus’s structural vision, he chose graphic lines of light to emphasise the surface structure and materiality of the subject. It is no coincidence that Ehrhardt was named the “natural philosopher with a camera” in the 1930s.

Ehrhardt’s photographs are nature photographs in the broadest sense. Across seven chapters, this photobook details Ehrhardt’s central themes, including a selection of renowned images of the mudflats, the Curonian Spit, crystals, shells and snails, corals and sponges, microphotographs and landscapes in compositional stringency, iconic of his style. The publication assembles 176 photographs of exceptional beauty, breathtaking diversity and masterful distinctiveness.

Alfred Ehrhardt – Photographs
23.5 x 30.5 cm, 232 pages
176 illust. (Duplex)
Half-linen hardcover
Publisher: Alfred Ehrhardt Foundation
Texts: Christiane Stahl, Stefanie Odenthal (German/English)
ISBN 978-3-00-061051-6
39.80 €

Linen-slipcase edition
Alfred Ehrhardt, Structures in the Sand, Curonian Spit, 1934
Platinum/palladium print on Arches cotton rag paper, stamped, numbered, mounted, 28.8, x 37.9 cm
Edition: 30
Subscription price of 550 € until March 31, 2019, thereafter 650 €

The handcrafted, high-quality platinum prints by Jens Knigge are characterised by the depth of the infinitely rich grey tones in the handmade paper and correspond in their silvery tonality to Alfred Ehrhardt’s original 1930s prints with utmost perfection.

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