Atelier Lotte Jacobi, Berlin, New York

Front Cover
Distributed Art Pub Incorporated, 1998 - Photography - 224 pages
0 Reviews
One of the most important and widely anticipated photography monographs in recent memory, this book phy monographs in recent memory, this book provides a much-needed, comprehensive overview of the life, work, and times of one of the twentieth century's seminal photographers. Besides her dazzling studies of light and shadow, and her triumphant cityscapes, Lotte Jacobi was one of the medium's premiere portraitists. Among this book's more than four hundred duotone images are her pictures of an impressive array of intellectuals and cultural figures, including Einstein, Thomas Mann, Robert Frost, J.D. Salinger, Paul Robeson, Lotte Lenya, Eleanor Roosevelt, and many others. Perhaps as engrossing as her work was her life, and Lotte Jacobi's biography is given the most detailed and complete treatment yet in this book. As a woman who overcame the sexism so innate to her times, and as a European expatriate forced from the tumult of the old world across the continent and finally to America, Lotte Jacobi led a truly epic life. This book is a fitting tribute to her photographs and her story.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

Atelier Lotte Jacobi: Berlin/New York

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

This book was first published in Germany to accompany a traveling exhibition on Lotte Jacobi's photographic legacy. When she went into exile in 1935, Jacobi took only a tiny portion of the studio and ... Read full review


The Wonderful Laugh of a Headstrong Woman
Ute Eskildsen

15 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1998)

Beckers has directed the Hidden Museum since 1990 and has published numerous books and essays on 1920s photography.

Moortgat is a photo historian who has published several books and an academic at the Educational Services for the Museums of Berlin.

Bibliographic information