Dead Hare (Still Life with Foil)

Walter Peterhans, around 1929

Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin / © Museum Folkwang Essen
Dead Hare (Still Life with Foil) / Photo: Walter Peterhans, around 1929

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Walter Peterhans, mathematician, philosopher and photographer of "Toter Hase. Stilleben mit Folie" (Dead Hare. Still Life with Foil) was called to Dessau in 1929 to become the director of the photography class, which was still under development. He was recommended for this post based on his proven teaching abilities and his participation in important photography exhibitions such as the 1929 exhibition "Film und Foto" (film and photo) of the Deutscher Werkbund (German Work Federation). His lessons focused on the technical, chemical and optical-physical aspects of the medium of photography, knowledge of which he considered essential for the realisation of truly creative work.

[AG 2015]

  1. Literature:
  2. Graeve, Inka (1993): Vom Wesen der Dinge. Zu Leben und Werk Walter Peterhans’, in:Fotografische Sammlung im
  3. Museum Folkwang (1993): Walter Peterhans. Fotografien 1927-38, Essen, S. 6-22.
  4. Sachsse, Rolf (2009): Allegorische Dingmagie und perfektes Handwerk. Der Fotograf Walter Peterhans, in: Modell Bauhaus, hg. v. Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung, Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau und Klassik Stiftung Weimar, Ostfildern, S. 269-272.
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