Eyes Open ! 100 Years of Leica

Author(s): Hans-Michael Koetzle

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A workshop log proves that at the latest in 1914, Oskar Barnack put the finishing touches on the first working model of a compact camera for 35 mm standard cinema film. He had not merely invented a new camera - the Leica, not introduced until 1925 due to the war, it in fact ushered in a paradigm shift in photography. The Leica made it easier for amateurs, newcomers, and emancipated women to take pictures, but it also enabled a whole new way of seeing things. Just in time to mark Leica's centenary, this volume offers 800 images showcasing a wide artistic and cultural history.


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Hans-Michael Koetzle is a Munich-based freelance author and journalist, focusing mainly on history and the aesthetics of photography. He has published numerous books on photography.

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  • : 9783868285307
  • : Kehrer Verlag
  • : Kehrer Verlag
  • : May 2015
  • : books

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  • : Hans-Michael Koetzle
  • : Hardback
  • : 566