The State of North Rhine-Westphalia acquired the impressive art collection of Konrad Fischer and his wife, comprising 250 works by some thirty-five artists, as well as the gallery archive, for the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen at the beginning of 2014. The exhibition catalogue now provides a summary of Konrad Fischer’s significant life’s work.

The Laughter and the Camera

A different History of Photography
The French philosopher Henri Bergson believed that laughter holds a special place in people’s lives together. He described it as a “social gesture” that makes it possible for people in general to deal with the new and unfamiliar. This book presents the birth of photography and its victory march through the nineteenth century from a previously little known perspective: laughter in the new medium. Caricatures, handbills, and satirical cartoons exemplify its gradual acceptance in society. The richly illustrated volume contains original texts and visual material of the time.
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"The Laughter and the Camera"

August 2016

ISBN 978-3-7356-0205-3

22,50 x 22,50 cm

252 Pages

61 colored and 89 b/w illustrations

Hardcover, bound

with ribbon bookmark

Languages: English

Rolf H. Krauss
Rolf H. Krauss
Design by
Polina Bazir, Kerber Verlag, Bielefeld

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