Münchner Kreise

Der Fotograf Theodor Hilsdorf ( 1868 — 1944)

From the turn of the last century up to the 1930s, Theodor Hilsdorf (1868 -1944) was one of the most influential portrait photographers in Munich; his well-known clients came from the aristocracy, industry, science and the arts. Franz von Stuck, Ferdinand Sauerbruch and Richard Riemerschmid all posed for his camera, as well as international celebrities like Thomas Mann, Max Reger and Richard Strauss. When his studio was destroyed by bombs in 1945, Hilsdorf fell into oblivion. This book reconstructs the history of one the oldest photography studios in Munich using Hilsdorf’s portraits, critically analysing the aesthetics and ideology of the portrait culture of his time. Its selection of portraits presents a Who’s Who of a bourgeois world that no longer exists.
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Münchner Kreise

March 2007

ISBN 978-3-86678-051-4

24,50 × 28,50 cm

280 pages

345 duplex illustrations

Hardcover, bound, without dust jacket, without Schuber

Languages: German

by Hans-Michael Koetzle und Ulrich Pohlmann, " target="_blank">Fotomuseum des Münchner Stadtmuseums , München authors Elisabeth Angermair, Wolfgang Braungart, Hans-Michael Koetzle, Ulrich Pohlmann, and Franz Toth

The illustrated book was published on the occasion of the retrospective “Münchner Kreise — Eine Epoche in Porträts. Fotografien des königlich bayerischen Hoffotografen Theodor Hilsdorf “, 2007, Fotomuseum, Münchner Stadtmuseum.