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KAUFFMANN, John (1864-1942)

[PHOTOGRAPHY] The art of John Kauffmann [signed limited edition]

$375.00 AUD

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Twenty illustrations in half-tone, with Biography and Essay by Leslie H. Beer. Melbourne : Alexander McCubbin, 1919. Limited edition of 500 copies, signed by the artist. Folio, printed green card wrappers (a few marks and edge tears) over boards, endpapers (lightly foxed),18 pp, with 20 pp of plates.

Probably the first monograph on an Australian photographer to be published (Gael Newton, ‘Silver and Grey’). The book showcases the photography of South Australian-born and European-trained Kauffmann, widely regarded as the father of Pictorialist photography in Australia. His works are characterised by soft focus and a dark tonality.