1. Swiss Photobooks from 1927 to the Present
    German Photo Book Award 2012 Gold
    Swiss Photobooks from 1927 to the Present
    A different History of Photography

    Edited by Peter Pfrunder, Fotostiftung Schweiz in cooperation with Martin Gasser and Sabine Münzenmaier

    Swiss Photobooks from 1927 to the Present offers a new overview of the history of Swiss photography. The focus is on seventy selected photobooks, from classics to long-forgotten publications or brilliant works by contemporary photographic artists. The individual books are presented with lavish series of illustrations and texts by highly-esteemed authors, while five longer essays position them in their respective eras. An extensive bibliography completes this volume.

    Swiss Photobooks is a chronologically organized reference work that traces photography’s transition from a document to a subjective or artistic means of expression. It also pays homage to the photobook, which has repeatedly shown itself to be an ideal medium for the presentation of photographic work.

    With this compact presentation published on the occasion of its fortieth anniversary the Fotostiftung Schweiz adds to its earlier standard works on the history of Swiss photography and in the process provides a new key to understanding an important aspect of contemporary visual culture since the 1920s.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    22 × 28 cm, 8 ¾ × 11 in, 704/576 pages, 861 illustrations, hardcover (2011)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-260-6, German
    ISBN 978-3-03778-274-3, German with French and English texts in the appendix

    German,
    €75.00 / $120.00 / £70.00

    German with French and English texts in the appendix,
    €75.00 / $120.00 / £70.00

    “The photobook as a sensuous body, an architectural universe, a sweeping orchestration: we’ve long been waiting for this book of books.”

    Daniele Muscionico, in Du