E. O. Hoppé, Schöne Frauen, 1922

Dust jacket front, spine and back

Dust jacket front, spine and back

 

German-born British photographer E. O. Hoppé presents us with a selection of the most beautiful women of his time. We see studio portraits of women from different countries and ethnic backgrounds. 36 mounted Mezzotinto gravures (Mezzotint engraving) of classic studio portraits in the style and fashion of the time. The portraits are always placed on the right-hand page. A thin transparent paper overlay describes each image by plate number, country and name of the sitter (with the exception of Hawaii, Haiti, Mexico, Cuba, and one “young german girl”). The book is produced with great attention to detail. The paper boards of the cover are embellished with a cream-coloured vellum spine and corners. The dust jacket is made of lightly marbled paper with black printed book title and publisher on front and title on the spine. The slipcase is made of a basic grey card with the title printed on spine.

On 16th August 1920 the New York Times announced E. O. Hoppé’s arrival in the USA and his intention of seeking five “American beauties” to be included in his forthcoming title The Book of Fair Women (the English title of Schöne Frauen). 36 Mezzotinto-Gravüren nach Naturaufnahmen von E. O. Hoppé und M. (Minya) Dièz-Dührkoop. Text Franz Blei (4 pages). Published by F. Bruckmann A.-G. München, 1922. This half vellum-bound version was sold for 20 RM (today app. € 84)  The book was also available, at half the price, in a card-bound version with cover illustration.

E. O. Hoppé Estate Collection: www.eohoppe.com

 

6 pages with title, introduction and index.

36 pages with photographs (32 by E. O. Hoppé and 4 by Minya Dièz-Dührkoop).

Hard cover with dust jacket and slipcase

App. 20.6 x 27.8cm

42 pages

Cover, front, spine and back

Cover, front, spine and back

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Index page

Index page (detail)

Slipcase front, spine and back

Slipcase front, spine and back

 

 

 

See other books by E. O. Hoppé:

Portfolio front

Portfolio front

E. O. Hoppé & J. D. Bersesford, Taken from Life, 1922

Taken from Life, 1922

Deutsche Arbeit

Deutsche Arbeit