122 Colour Photographs by Keld Helmer-Petersen. This is a facsimile copy of the original book from 2012 in new condition. All pages clean, no markings, this is a brand new book. Dust jacket in removable protective sleeve. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions get in touch.
About 122 Colour Photographs
While the rise of colour photography as a viable artistic medium has often been credited to the celebrated work of Willam Eggleston and Stephen Shore in the 1970s, their efforts had in fact been preceded by almost two decades by the Danish photographer Keld Helmer-Petersen (born 1920).
Helmer-Petersen’s 1948 publication of 122 Colour Photographs stands as an extraordinary accomplishment: inspired by the realism of the Neue Sachlichkeit movement. Helmer-Petersen concentrated on the mundane and the everyday, generating a panoply of geometric abstractions out of curved doorknobs, crates of tomatoes, industrial metal drums and straw-coloured buildings against milky blue skies. With this reproduction, accompanied by an essay by historian Mette Sandbye, this book can, at last, assume its proper role as the foundational book that successfully put colour photography on the map and brought modernism into Danish photography.