Photographer in Rotterdam 1927-42.

Photographs by Andor von Barsy.
Jap Sam Books, 2011. 120 pp., 100 black & white illustrations, 6¾x8¼".



Publisher's Description
Though known mostly for his films, the German-Hungarian photographer Andor von Barsy’s (1899 – 1965) began in 1930 to take dynamic photos of the harbors of Rotterdam, aiming his camera at cranes and bridges to capture a dynamic image of modern steel construction. This groundbreaking exhibition catalog commemorates the first public showing ever of these vital, almost-abstract photos from the eye of an early modern artist. Von Barsy’s best-known movies (such as 1928’s De stad die nooit rust and 1930’s experimental Hoogstraat) are featured at the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2011. The impeccably printed catalog includes around 100 photographs, with an introduction by art historian and critic Frits Gierstberg, head of exhibitions at the Nederlands Fotomuseum in Rotterdam.

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