60 Fotos, 60 Photos, 60 Photographies. "The literary dispute about photography." By Aenne Biermann. Edited with introduction by Franz Roh. Design by Jan Tschichold. Klinkhardt & Biermann, Berlin, 1930. Unpaged (11 pp. text + 60 full-page halftone plates). Second book in the Fotothek series. First edition. Quarto (7 x 10 in./25 x 17 cm). Perfect-bound stiff photo-illustrated wrappers. Black-and-white reproductions. Printed by F. Bruckmann AG, München. Text in German, English and French.r
The second and final volume in the Fototek series, edited with an introduction by Franz Roh with design and typography by Jan Tschichold is an undisputed highlight of the New Vision movement.
"The well-known woman photographer has for some time past joined in the search for new possibilities in photography and has accomplished harmonious and finished work." -- The Publishers
"Photography makes aware for the first time the optical unconscious, just as psychoanalysis discloses the instinctual unconscious." -- Walter Benjamin
A few years after her death, the Nazis confiscated a significant portion of her photographs from her husband. Her place in the avant-garde photographic movement has been acknowledged in more recent times: In 1987 a monograph of her work was published in Berlin and in 1998 a catalogue was published in conjunction with an exhibition of her work at the Museum fur Angewandte Kunst.
About Very Good; very fragile little book; internally clean and bright; wrappers with moderate wear; chipping to spine area; covers partially detached (rear about 1/3 of its length; front about 1 in./2.5 cm); personal library stamps with 1935 date on rear cover and title page; small bookseller's sticker on verso of front cover.