Photography between Advertising, Art and the Cinema

Film-Stills. Exhibition catalogue

Who doesn’t know them: that picture of a smiling Marilyn Monroe in her billowing dress from The Seven-Year Itch, or the one of James Stewart in Rear Window ? Regardless of whether one has seen the actual movies, such images have become part of collective memory and now play a dominant role in how these films are perceived. The Albertina is training the spotlight on the hybrid genre of film stills for the first time, showing 130 photos from between 1910 and the 1970s that represent a cross-section of various historical schools of photography and filmmaking such as Pictorialism, Expressionism, and Art Nouveau.

Ed. by Walter Moser 
242 pages 
27 x 22 cm | Softcover

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