Exhibition catalogue "Dr. Paul Wolff" at the Ernst Leitz Museum - Leitz Park Wetzlar.
Hans-Michael Koetzle (Hg.)
With this first comprehensive publication to Dr. med. Paul Wolff (1887-1951) and Alfred Tritschler (1905-1970) are rediscovered two of the best known German photographers around 1930.
To this day, Wolff & Tritschler are pioneers of the Leica, as pioneers of a lively style in illustration photography and reportage. In addition, her works, estimated at 700,000 photographs, reflect several chapters of German history: from the cultural upheaval in the years of the Weimar Republic through the Third Reich to the Second World War, in the final phase of which essential parts of the Wolff Archive were destroyed. Formally-aesthetically, one moved between convention and new objectivity, home-style and new vision. Hardly any topic that Wolff & Tritschler would have missed. Her photographic work has shaped our idea of the old or "New Frankfurt" as well as her wanderlusting images of car or boat trips or trips with the Zeppelin. In sum, there are not a few contradictions that characterize Wolff & Tritschler's work over more than three decades. But this is exactly what makes it rich between service and art claim, avant-garde and adaptation oscillating work for a broad, historical-critical view.
Hardcover, 29x24 cm, 464 pages