Armed with a camera and inspiration from a book of photography called Paris by Night by Brassai, young darkroom technician Volkmar Wentzel, who lived in a tiny garret in Washington, D.C., walked into the gas lit grandeur of the nighttime city and launched his remarkable career with these stunning images of the Capital in the 30s 40 tritone photographs, many never before published....
|Title||:||Washington By Night: Vintage Photographs from the 30s|
|Publisher||:||Fulcrum Publishing February 11, 1998|
|Number of Pages||:||96 pages|
|File Size||:||980 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Washington By Night: Vintage Photographs from the 30s Reviews
I bought this for myself after a several years-long obsession with Wentzel's photography. I bought two copies -- 1 for the coffeetable and 1 to use for framing. As a DC native, I love his pictures of my hometown...they have an indescribable simultaneous depth and loneliness to them. I've found it hard to find prints of his work online so I bought an extra copy of the book, cut out the photos (which are printed on high quality paper) and framed them to decorate my apartment. This would make a great gift for anyone from DC or anyone who had lived there. There's a certain magic to the city that you can really only capture at night. Wentzel has left a tremendous gift in this collection.
Lovely views of Washington by the soft evening light. Just what I was looking for as a gift.