Lotte Jacobi - The monumental photographic book of Lotte Jacobi, edited by Kely Wise, published by ADDISON HOUSE - New Hampshire (USA) - 1978 - First edition - Signed copy by Lotte Jacobi.
The photographic book of the Jewish photographer Lotte Jacobi - dozens of black and white portraits of the great personalities of the 20th century photographed by Jacobi. Among them, Chaim Weizmann, Albert Einstein (an entire chapter of photographs is dedicated to Einstein in the book), Marc Chagall, Henrietta Szold, Martin Buber, Max Liebermann, Eleanor Roosevelt, Paul Robeson, Thomas Mann, Alfred Stieglitz, and many others. In the second part of the book are landscape photographs. The photographs appearing here were taken by Jacobi in the first decades of the 20th century until the 1950s.
"Lotte" Jacobi 1896-1990 - German-American Jewish photographer. Jacobi is best known for the portraits she photographed, characterized by an expressionist style. She photographed many of her acquaintances, including Käthe Kollwitz, Wystan Hugh Auden, Eleanor Roosevelt, Albert Einstein, Martin Buber, Chaim Weizmann and others. Some view her works as a "chronicle of an era", because she photographed many important figures of the 20th century. Her works became particularly popular in the 1970s and 80s of the 20th century, earning her many interviews in renowned magazines such as The New York Times, and others. Jacobi also won awards such as an honorary Doctorate in Arts from the University of New Hampshire in 1963, and later an additional honorary doctorate from New England College. Her works decorate important institutions worldwide, including the Addison Gallery of American Art, Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and many more.
187 p. 30x28 cm. Hardcover (original), dust jacket with photograph portrait of Jacobi herself. All complete. Ex-libris sticker o n the title page: "in the memory of Esther Mizrachi bat Yitzhak". Good condition.