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August Sander

Washerwoman . c.1930

Washerwoman . c.1930

+ Palau de la Virreina

The “Sander style”, in other words, that combination of incisiveness and impartiality, distancing and capturing detail, certainly acquires its maximum value if it follows a proposal of such encyclopaedic scope as Menschen des 20. Jahrhunderts [People of the 20th Century], by opposing the “concept” that Sander developed in order to address all social and professional segments, without excluding any of these—although neither did he opt for any in particular—enumerating the groups, subdivisions and portfolios that would comprise this portrait of portraits, this great atlas of Germany at the time, in long lists that he personally created in the mid-1920s.
Palau de la Virreina
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