From the Archive
June 10, 2014
by Herbert List
The elusive œuvre of the German photographer Herbert List is hard to categorize. He worked in almost every genre that photography has to offer: architecture, still life, street-photography, portraiture, documentation and cataloging. Yet he also blurred the demarcation between those fields: architectural shots seem like composed still lifes or surreal compositions, documentation of Greek sculptures or African artifacts borders on portraiture; and when capturing the classical beauty of the male physique, one does not quite know if we look at painstakingly composed arrangements or a private photo-diary, shot spontaneously.
This book invites the reader to discover List’s multifaceted work, by exploring many masterpieces and some lesser known work side by side.
Size: 23 x 28 cm
Silvana Editoriale, 2014
Edited by Dario Cimorelli and Alessandra Olivari. With the collaboration of Peer-Olaf Richter. Texts by Boris von Brauchitsch