Friedrich Seidenstücker by Wolfgang Brückle
Of Hippos and Other Humans

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...the irony on display in the book's more than 200 images can seem a bit like moral disengagement when one recalls that the era saw the Nazis' rise...
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Friedrich Seidenstücker (1882–1966) endowed his photographs of the harsh realities of everyday life in the Weimar Republic with a determined optimism, spontaneity and even whimsy. Of Hippos and Other Humans surveys these works alongside his animal studies and haunting photographs of Berlin in the aftermath of World War II.
 

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Published March 31, 2012 by Hatje Cantz. 328 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography.
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Reviewed by The Editors on Apr 27 2012

...the irony on display in the book's more than 200 images can seem a bit like moral disengagement when one recalls that the era saw the Nazis' rise...

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