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Albert Renger-Patzsch - New Photography

Ausstellungsstrasse 60
8005 Zürich
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Pfingstweidstrasse 94
8005 Zürich
Albert Renger-Patzsch (1897–1966) sought to capture nothing less than the very essence of things, whether they came from nature or were the products of technology. His book Die Welt ist Schön (The World Is Beautiful; 1928), which was initially to be called Die Dinge (The Things), shows objects in most cases in close-up, and thus divorced from their context. Renger-Patzsch photographed things objectively in a manner he viewed as being stimulated by the nature of the respective object itself. This working method without a signature style soon evolved into a style in its own right and was given the name New Photography.