Original quarter cloth, 1930. First edition, a very good copy.
"There seems to be a general consensus among historians of photography that nothing important happened in British photography between, approximately, 1910 and 1930. In my view, the career of E.O. Hoppeacute; proves that idea to be wrong." (Mark Haworth-Booth) "Between 1925 and 1938 Hoppeacute; took frequent trips to Germany. The images he made there are among the most powerful industrial photographs ever made. Deeply affected by the country's industrial buildup, he created a body of work with unprecedented psychological charge, examining the country's burgeoning manufacturing base and the people who shaped it. Ever mindful of the militarism inherent in the enterprise and impressed by the sociological implications of working in mechanized landscapes, these pictures convey a broad, philosophical discomfort with the relationship between man and machine." (http://www.eohoppe.com)