|About the Book|
One of the most important and widely anticipated photography monographs in recent memory, this book phy monographs in recent memory, this book provides a much-needed, comprehensive overview of the life, work, and times of one of the twentieth centurys seminal photographers. Besides her dazzling studies of light and shadow, and her triumphant cityscapes, Lotte Jacobi was one of the mediums premiere portraitists. Among this books more than four hundred duotone images are her pictures of an impressive array of intellectuals and cultural figures, including Einstein, Thomas Mann, Robert Frost, J.D. Salinger, Paul Robeson, Lotte Lenya, Eleanor Roosevelt, and many others. Perhaps as engrossing as her work was her life, and Lotte Jacobis biography is given the most detailed and complete treatment yet in this book. As a woman who overcame the sexism so innate to her times, and as a European expatriate forced from the tumult of the old world across the continent and finally to America, Lotte Jacobi led a truly epic life. This book is a fitting tribute to her photographs and her story.