Begegnungen Encounters

German-American photographer Evelyn Hofer (1922-2009) routinely spent several months in the cities she photographed for her books of the 1950s and '60s, published with renowned authors such as Mary McCarthy and V.S. Pritchett.

Author: Susanne Breidenbach

Publisher: Steidl

ISBN: 3958295630

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The work of German-American photographer Evelyn Hofer (1922-2009) is characterized by her single-minded creative drive and dedication to recording the essentials of her subjects. Hofer portraits her vis-à-vis--not only people, but also landscapes and interiors--well beyond the idea of the snapshot, and with great clarity and atmos- pheric intensity. Hofer spent months in the cities she photographed for her books of the 1950s and '60s, published with renowned authors such as Mary McCarthy and V. S. Pritchett. In titles such as New York Proclaimed (1965) and Dublin, A Portrait (1967) Hofer combines portraits, city and country views, still lifes and larger interior shots to manifest complex images of these metropolises. From this starting point Begegnungen / Encounters explores the multifaceted idea of the "portrait" throughout Hofer's oeuvre--be it in series on New York, Dublin and Washington, images of artists and their ateliers, selected photo-essays for magazines, her extensive projects "People of Soglio" and "Basque People", as well as till now unseen New York photos of Marlene Dietrich's hangar and Andy Warhol's Factory. What fascinates me concerning the works of Evelyn is that she portrays everything; it might be a tree, a human being, or even a chair. She always paints a portrait. She never considers things just as an object; the object becomes always a dramatic expression. She has a poetic and romantic approach, expressing a certain innocence; she is indeed a poet. Richard Lindner Co-published with Galerie m, Bochum Exhibitions: Museum Kurhaus Kleve, February to June 2019 Museum Moderner Kunst Wörlen Passau, July to October 201
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Evelyn Hofer

This newly conceived edition focuses on the photos Hofer took on behalf of the publisher Harper & Row in 1965 and 1966.

Author: Evelyn Hofer

Publisher: Steidl

ISBN: 3958296327

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The starting point for this book is Evelyn Hofer's Dublin: A Portrait, which enjoyed great popularity upon its original publication in 1967, and featured an in-depth essay by the well-known British critic and memoirist V.S. Pritchett. Dublin: A Portrait is an example of Evelyn Hofer's (1922-2009) perhaps most important body of work, namely her city portraits--books that present comprehensive prose texts by renowned authors alongside her self-contained visual essays with their own narratives. Dublin: A Portrait was the last book published in this legendary series. This newly conceived edition of Dublin focuses on the photos Hofer took on behalf of the publisher Harper & Row in 1965 and 1966. In Dublin Hofer repeatedly turned her camera to sights of the city, but mainly to the people who constituted its essence. She made numerous portraits--of writers and public figures, or unknown people in the streets. Her portraits give evidence of an intense, respectful engagement with her subjects, who participate as equal partners in the process of photographing.
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Dublin

Author: Victor Sawdon Pritchett

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ISBN: OCLC:460796938

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Dublin

The starting point for this book is Evelyn Hofer?s 'Dublin: A Portrait', which features an in-depth essay by V.S. Pritchett and photos by Hofer, and enjoyed great popularity upon its original publication in 1967.

Author: Evelyn Hofer

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ISBN: 3958296327

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The starting point for this book is Evelyn Hofer?s 'Dublin: A Portrait', which features an in-depth essay by V.S. Pritchett and photos by Hofer, and enjoyed great popularity upon its original publication in 1967. 'Dublin: A Portrait' is an example of Hofer?s perhaps most important body of work, her city portraits: books that present comprehensive prose texts by renowned authors alongside her self-contained visual essays with their own narratives. 'Dublin: A Portrait' was the last book published in this renowned series. 00The newly conceived 'Dublin' focuses on the photos Hofer took on behalf of the publisher Harper & Row in 1965 and 1966. In 'Dublin' Hofer repeatedly turned her camera to sights of the city, but mainly to the people who constituted its essence. She made numerous portraits?be they of writers and public figures or unknown people in the streets. Her portraits give evidence of an intense, respectful engagement with her subjects, who participate as equal partners in the process of photographing.
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Evelyn Hofer

Containing photographs from Florence, London, Spain, New York, Washington, Dublin and Paris, along with a wealth of portraits, landscapes and architectural photography, this book concludes with Hofer's most recently completed work, a series ...

Author: Evelyn Hofer

Publisher: Steidl

ISBN: UOM:39015058895940

Category: Photography

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Evelyn Hofer has photographed famous contemporaries and ordinary people in the Basque region, and recently, this passionate portrait photographer has turned married couples and people on the street into her subjects. But Hofer can also wait patiently for hours until her frame contains no people at all. Then she adds the pure beauty of the countryside or a venerable old building to a stark and timeless composition. Throughout her long photographic career, Hofer has sought both motion and stillness and balanced and revealed these qualities through the most diverse moments. This extensive monograph on the varied facets of her life's work shows her warm-hearted and incorruptible look at people and their surroundings. Containing photographs from Florence, London, Spain, New York, Washington, Dublin and Paris, along with a wealth of portraits, landscapes and architectural photography, this book concludes with Hofer's most recently completed work, a series of picturesque still lifes.
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Housing Architecture and the Edge Condition

Modern Architectures in History (London: Reaktion Books, 2007) Pritchett, V. S., Dublin. A Portrait (London: The Hogarth Press, 1991); see earlier edition with photographs by Evelyn Hofer, 1967 Prunty, Jacinta, Managing the Dublin Slums ...

Author: Ellen Rowley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351592314

Category: Architecture

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This book presents an architectural overview of Dublin’s mass-housing building boom from the 1930s to the 1970s. During this period, Dublin Corporation built tens of thousands of two-storey houses, developing whole communities from virgin sites and green fields at the city’s edge, while tentatively building four-storey flat blocks in the city centre. Author Ellen Rowley examines how and why this endeavour occurred. Asking questions around architectural and urban obsolescence, she draws on national political and social histories, as well as looking at international architectural histories and the influence of post-war reconstruction programmes in Britain or the symbolisation of the modern dwelling within the formation of the modern nation. Critically, the book tackles this housing history as an architectural and design narrative. It explores the role of the architectural community in this frenzied provision of housing for the populace. Richly illustrated with architectural drawings and photographs from contemporary journals and the private archives of Dublin-based architectural practices, this book will appeal to academics and researchers interested in the conditions surrounding Dublin’s housing history.
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Light Freedom and Song

Praeger , Robert Lloyd , The Way That I Went ( Dublin : Hodges , Figgis & Co .; London , Methuen , 1937 ) . Pritchett , V. S. , Dublin : A Portrait ( Photographs by Evelyn Hofer ) ( London : The Bodley Head , 1967 ) .

Author: David Pierce

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300109946

Category: Literary Criticism

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In this absorbing analysis of modern Irish writing, an acknowledged expert considers the hybrid character of modern Irish writing to show how language, culture, and history have been affected by the colonial encounter between Ireland and Britain. Examining the great themes of loss and struggle, David Pierce traces the impact on Irish writing of the Great Famine and cultural nationalism and considers the way the work of Ireland’s two leading writers, W. B.Yeats and James Joyce, complicate and elucidate our view of "the harp and the crown.” The book draws a contrast between the West of Ireland in the 1930s, when the new Irish State enjoyed its first full independent decade, and the North of Ireland in the 1980s, when the spectre of British imperialism threatened the stability of Ireland. Pierce then surveys contemporary Irish writing and reflects on the legacy of the colonial encounter and on the passage to a postmodern or postnationalist Ireland in the work of such crucial living writers as John Banville, Derek Mahon, and John McGahern.
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Dublin since 1922

Brian Foley, Freebird Records, Dublin: 221 (bottom). © Brian Seed: ix. © Dublin City Library and Archive: 16, 28, 31, 88, 106, 128, 170, 201, 209, 239, 246, 250, 251. © Estate of Evelyn Hofer: vi, x-xi, 187.

Author: Tim Carey

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473620018

Category: History

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Dublin Since 1922 tells the story of Ireland's capital city since independence. Richly illustrated throughout, it unfolds around hundreds of dates in the city's history, beginning with the founding of the Irish state - when Dublin had the worst slums in Europe - and ending in the last days of the Celtic Tiger. Through major events, Carey charts nearly a century of the capital's history, from the Civil War, the Eucharistic Congress and President Kennedy's visit, to the 1986 earthquake, the Stardust disaster and the changing faces of the St Patrick's Day parade. Brought to life are the figures who have shaped the city's identity - from Archbishop McQuaid to Tony Gregory, from Luke Kelly to Maeve Binchy - and the daily life of its people, through the books they read, the way they move around the city, the music they listen to, the crimes they commit and the unique experiences they have of simply being in the city of Dublin. A captivating celebration of people and place, this book makes essential reading for anyone who wants to understand how the character of a city - and its inhabitants - is shaped.
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Dublin a Portrait by V S Pritchett

Victor Sawdon Pritchett. DUBLIN A PORTRAIT by V . S . Pritchett PHOTOGRAPHS BY Evelyn Hofer W THE BODLEY HEAD LONDON SYDNEY TORONTO DA995 D8P96 The author and the publishers wish to thank.

Author: Victor Sawdon Pritchett

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105080798023

Category: Dublin (Ireland)

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