E.O. Hoppé's Amerika

E.O. Hoppé's Amerika

Modernist Photographs From the 1920s

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WW Norton
Emil Otto Hoppé was born in Munich in 1878 but lived in London from 1900 until his death in 1972. He was an early and important modernist whose seminal views of the United States in the 1920s rival those of his peers: Paul Strand, Edward Steichen, Alfred Stieglitz, and Walker Evans. His work shows us an America as only an outsider could: brave, new, and grand in scale but with a hint of trouble brewing in the gaps between its multicultural and economic diversities.Much of Hoppé's work was locked away in English and German archives for the second half of the twentieth century, resulting in an eclipse of his reputation. Only recently has his work been reassembled, and now we can see his intimate and intelligent view of the world at defining moments in its history.
Once locked away in European archives, these early modernist photographs of America rival those of Steichen and Evans.

Baker & Taylor
A volume of early modernist photography reflects its creator's noteworthy views of the United States in the 1920s as a brave new nation whose grand-scale achievements are marked by pockets of trouble between its multicultural and economic diversities.

Norton Pub
Emil Otto Hoppé was born in Munich in 1878 but lived in London from 1900 until his death in 1972. He was an early and important modernist whose seminal views of the United States in the 1920s rival those of his peers: Paul Strand, Edward Steichen, Alfred Stieglitz, and Walker Evans. His work shows us an America as only an outsider could: brave, new, and grand in scale but with a hint of trouble brewing in the gaps between its multicultural and economic diversities.Much of Hoppé's work was locked away in English and German archives for the second half of the twentieth century, resulting in an eclipse of his reputation. Only recently has his work been reassembled, and now we can see his intimate and intelligent view of the world at defining moments in its history.
Once locked away in European archives, these early modernist photographs of America rival those of Steichen and Evans.

Book News
After an introduction discussing the life and Modernist qualities of photographer E.O. Hoppé (a German native who emigrated to England), Prodger (history of photography, National Gallery of Canada) lets the artist's photographs documenting all of America's regions between 1919 and 1926 tell their own story. The b&w collection begins with close portraits of a Jew, a Black, and an immigrant in New York City, along with views from the Brooklyn Bridge and upper class Fifth Avenue. From there, Hoppé moves down the East Coast, into the Midwest, and finally to Hollywood, the Northwest, and the South, portraying industrial progress, pristine nature, farms, society, and architecture at each turn. The latest photographs depict the Acoma and Zuni Pueblos of New Mexico. Oversize: 9.5x11". Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2007
ISBN: 9780393065442
0393065448
Branch Call Number: 770.973 HOPPE PRODG

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