Johannes Mühler – the press photographer from Leipzig – leaves behind a big, only partially known treasure of wonderful images for photography books, portfolios, company brochures, postcards, calendars, and magazines. Many of his photographs document historical buildings, destroyed during the war, and landscapes, vanished by urbanization and coal mining. This publication which presents images from the retrieved albums of Mühler’s family are a further step, to publicize the almost forgotten photographer and his work.
The book also provides insights into the daily life of the Mühler-familiy between rural origin, urban life and family-idyll. The degree of staging is certainly not to be underestimated. Thus, the photographs – taken between 1902 and the 1940s – always appear very harmonious, enraptured, and give the gesture of the artistic to the ordinary.
2014, 120 pages, hardcover, many b/w-illustrations, 18 x 22 cm;