Berlin: Verlag Ullstein, 1930. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto. 126, pp. Original pictorial dustjacket over quarter cloth backed black paper covered boards with red lettering on front cover and white lettering on spine. Frontispiece portrait of a German worker. Publisher's logo on title-page. Rare and fascinating work by one of the most important photographers of his era. Homage to Germany's industrial workers and their contribution to Germany's "rebirth" after WWI. This photographic work is profusely illustrated with 92 striking sepia tone photogravures depicting Germany's heavy industry and manufacturing sites and workers. Includes appendix with descriptions of photographs. Text in German. DJ with wear along edges, lower part chipped with on to two inch strip missing starting from middle of front cover all the way through back cover; back flap missing. Spine of binding age-toned with lettering somewhat faded. Corners rubbed. DJ in overall poor, binding in good-, interior in very good condition. fair. Item #24971
About the photographer: Emil Otto Hoppé (1878 – 1972) was a portrait, travel, and topographic photographer active between 1907 and 1945. Although Hoppé was one of the most important photographic artists of his era and highly celebrated in his time, his body of photographic work sat entombed in a London picture library for over thirty years after his death, which led to his being forgotten in the latter half of the twentieth century. Curator Graham Howe retrieved Hoppé's work from the picture library in 1994 and merged it with the Hoppé family archive of photographs to make it available to the public.