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August Sander: People of the 20th Century

Our latest AbeBooks Video Book Review explores the seven-volume work from German portrait photographer August Sander, called People of the 20th Century (or Menschen des 20. Jahrhunderts). Sander, whose work spanned the late 19th and early 20th centuries, was one of the most influential and well-respected photographers of his time in Germany and beyond. The set includes over 600 examples of Sander’s intimate, excellent work, as well as accompanying essays from experts discussing them.

With many of the images focused on the classes, trades, societal roles and occupations of the era, the collection of Sander’s work offers an invaluable insight into the society of the time. Photography enthusiasts or German history buffs would be lucky to get their hands on any of these fascinating volumes.

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