From Bauhaus to Buenos Aires: Grete Stern and Horacio Coppola
A beautiful book about the photographers Grete Stern and Horacio Coppola.
From Bauhaus to Buenos Aires is the companion book to the 2015 MoMA exhibition of the work of German-born Grete Stern and Argentinean Horacio Coppola - two of the foremost practitioners of avant-garde photography in Europe and Latin America.
The book traces their artistic development from the early 1930s, when the two met in Berlin at the Bauhaus, through the mid-1950s, by which time they had firmly established the foundations of modern photography in Buenos Aires. Stern and Coppola effectively imported the lessons of the Bauhaus to Latin America, and revolutionised the practice of art and commercial photography on both sides of the Atlantic by introducing such innovative techniques as photomontage, and through Coppola's experimental films and groundbreaking images for the photographic survey Buenos Aires 1936.
Featuring a selection of newly translated original texts by Stern and Coppola, and essays by curators Roxana Marcoci and Sarah Meister and scholar Jodi Roberts, From Bauhaus to Buenos Aires is the first publication in English to examine the notable careers of these two influential artists.
- Author: Sarah Meister, Curator in the Department of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art
- Hardcover: 256 pages | 51 colour illustrations and 240 in tritone
- Date published: May 2015
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-0870709616
- Product Dimensions: 31.2 x 24.9 x 2.8 cm