René Maechler - Paesaggi di Donna. Paysages de femme - 1965

René Maechler - Paesaggi di Donna. Paysages de femme - 1965
Photographie - Quantité : 1

Bruno Alfieri, Milano. 1965. Italian first edition - Hardback - 52 pages. 38 photos - 23 x 28.5 cm

802 photo books from the M. + M. Auer collection, Seite 440. H

One of the most beautiful photo books with nudes.

Condition: Heavily rubbed at edges. Dirty back. Binding wobbly, but the pages are not loose. Cover is good. Extremely heavily used copy that gives a good impression of why the book is so sought after. Extremely rare!! Beautiful photo book.

René Mächler, born in Zurich in 1936 and living in Zuzgen in the canton of Aargau, has made a name for himself internationally as a consistent representative of "concrete photography". For years, his works have been shown in exhibitions in Switzerland and abroad and are represented in prestigious public and private collections. Although concrete photography is always attracting attention, above all in its relationship to the art of the modern age, it is slowly penetrating the public consciousness as an independent artistic direction of photography. Therefore not surprising that René Mächler's unique photographic work, which has been created during the past forty years in a continuous creative process, is only today being comprehensively appreciated. After his studies at the ‘Staatliche Höhere Fachschule für Photographie’ in Cologne (1958-60) René Mächler pursued his artistic career consistently. Although for a long time photography was the basis of his work as a depiction of visible reality, he emphasized more and more formal aspects and the conscious use of photographic means. After all, René Mächler completely abandoned the camera and began using photographic methods, inspired by constructivism and László Moholy-Nagy's concept of ‘reinen Lichtgestaltung’ (pure light design) of the 1920s, to create photographic works. Mächler also left behind the abstraction of reality and turned to ‘Konkretionen von der in der Fotografie enthaltenen bildnerischen Möglichkeiten’ (concretions of the pictorial possibilities contained in photography) (Gottfried Jäger). For images that were created exclusively from the very elements of photography, the light and the light-sensitive material. Although Mächler in his artistic work mainly explores the basic elements of the classic black and white photography in the ‘unendlichen Weite zwischen Schwarz und Weiss’ (infinite space between black and white) - the title of one of his works - he always includes the latest photography, at least related technologies such as video and digital image in his rigorous, systematic image research. With his photographic work reduced to the essentials and his consistent aesthetic attitude, René Mächler created an extremely varied, dense and rich artistic work: from the serial luminograms to the constructive photograms to themes of the geometric basic forms and itself thematizing "reflections" almost to the complete dissolution of the picture in series such as ‘Das Verschwinden eines Quadrates’ (The Disappearance of a Square) (1998).
Although René Mächler's work is a solitaire in the landscape of Swiss photography, in our time of increasingly arbitrary and noncommittal digital noise of images, it is more than ever up-to-date: a strong, independent artistic position, an attempt to ‘dem Chaos dieser Welt eine Ordnung aus reinen Elementen und spannungsvollen oder ausgewogenen Beziehungen entgegenzusetzen’ (the chaos of this world to oppose an order of pure elements and tense or balanced relationships) (Willy Rotzler).

Informations du lot
Nombre de livres
Auteur/ Illustrateur
René Maechler
Titre du livre
Paesaggi di Donna. Paysages de femme
État raisonnable
Année de publication de l’ouvrage le plus ancien
1ère édition
Langue originale
Bruno Alfieri, Milano
Couverture rigide
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