Liselotte Strelow

Retrospektive 1908-1981

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Liselotte Strelow
Retrospektive 1908-1981

Ed. Landschaftsverband Rheinland/Rheinisches LandesMuseum Bonn, text(s) by Klaus Honnef, Adelheid Teuber, Johanna Wolf-Breede, Sydney Darchinger


2008. 320 pp., 282 ills.


25.00 x 30.70 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-2238-4

Liselotte Strelow was a household name inGermany in the years of postwar reconstruction and the “economic miracle.” She took portraits of important personages from the world of business and politics, and of prominent authors, painters, musicians, actors, and architects. From Gottfried Benn to Hans Werner Henze, Jean Cocteau, and Ernst von Salomon, and from Hermann Hesse to Oscar Fritz Schuh, Joseph Beuys, Oskar Kokoschka, Salvador Dali, and Hans Scharoun. From Hildegard Knef to Marlene Dietrich, Helene Weigel, Elisabeth Flickenschildt, and Ingeborg Bachmann, as well as Theodor Heuss. There is no end to the list of names.
Liselotte Strelow’s photographic style set standards. It is not an exaggeration to claim that “the one and only Strelow” decisively influenced the public perception of central protagonists from this era in the history of postwar Germany. On the centennial of her birth, this monograph analyzes the artistry and working method of this superb photographer in numerous in part never-before-published photographs and documents.

Exhibition schedule: Landschaftsverband Rheinland, Rheinisches LandesMuseum Bonn, September 11, 2008–January 4, 2009 · Historisches Museum Frankfurt, January 22–April 13, 2009 · Willy-Brandt-Haus, Berlin, March-April 2010 · Kunsthalle Erfurt, May-June 2010

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The portrait of the human figure has long been one of the oldest motifs in the history of painting. Yet it was not until the late classical / early modern era that artists realized that the head was the most distinctly characteristic part of the body.

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