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Andor Von Barsy: Photographer in Rotterdam 1927-1942
Andor Von Barsy 

Andor Von Barsy: Photographer in Rotterdam 1927-1942, Andor Von Barsy 

Andor Von Barsy- Photographer in Rotterdam 1927-1942, Andor Von Barsy Andor Von Barsy: Photographer in Rotterdam 1927-1942
Andor Von Barsy 
Jap Sam Books
German, English, Dutch

Text by Frits Gierstberg.


120 Pages
210 x 170 mm
ISBN 9789490322267


Though known mostly for his films, the German-Hungarian photographer Andor von Barsy’s (1899 – 1965) began taking dynamic photographs of the harbours in Rotterdam in 1930, aiming his camera at cranes and bridges to capture a dynamic image of modern steel construction. This groundbreaking exhibition catalog commemorates the first public showing ever of these vital, almost-abstract photos from the eye of an early modern artist. Von Barsy’s best-known movies (such as 1928’s De stad die nooit rust and 1930’s experimental Hoogstraat) are featured at the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2011. The impeccably printed catalog includes around 100 photographs, with an introduction by art historian and critic Frits Gierstberg, head of exhibitions at the Nederlands Fotomuseum in Rotterdam.

About the Artist
The Hungarian Andor von Barsy (1899-1965) made his name with the abstract ‘urban symphony’ “Hoogstraat – an absolute film” (1928) and was a popular cameraman and photographer. For his filming of “Dead Water” (1934, Gerard Rutten) he received the prize fort the best camerawork (Venice Film Festival). Von Barsy was one of the cameramen for Leni Riefenstahl’s Olympia (1936/38).

About the Publisher
Jap Sam Books, headed by Eleonoor Jap Sam, is an independent international publishing house based in the south of the Netherlands. Our publishing house publishes titles that explore developments in architecture, art, philosophy, design, photography and theory as well as the fields that touch them, such as urbanism, landscape, sociology and history.

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