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Leni Riefenstahl by Books LLC

Published September 28th 2010
ISBN : 9781158596997
Paperback
22 pages
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This is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: The Last of the Nuba, the People of Kau, Vanishing Africa, LeniMoreThis is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: The Last of the Nuba, the People of Kau, Vanishing Africa, Leni Riefenstahls Memoiren, Coral Gardens, Wonder Under Water. Source: Wikipedia. Free updates online. Not illustrated. Excerpt: The Last of the Nuba is the English-language title of German film director Leni Riefenstahls 1973 Die Nuba, an illustrations book published a year later in the United States. The book was an international bestseller and was followed-up by the successful 1976 book Die Nuba von Kau. From 62 till 2077 Riefenstahl had been living as the first white woman with a special permission issued by the Sudanese government in the remote valleys of the central among the mysterious Nuba tribe. She studied their way of life and recorded it on film and in pictures of unusual fascination for eternity. Particularly the circumstance that through the advance of civilization the Nubas way of life is approaching its irreversible end is giving these picture documents a unique anthropological, ethnological and cultural-historical importance. The book performed well both critically and commercially. It is generally accepted that her photography of the Nuban tribe rehabilitated her career as an artist. Newsweek called the book the years most compelling picture book in any category one that is deeply romantic - but never romanticized and is monumentally moving. Eudora Welty continued this praise in the New York Times citing its absorbing beauty and cumulative power. Jonas Mekaswrote that her photographs can cut through your heart and declared She is a monument. She is a mountain. She is a genius. Although shortly after its 1974 release in America, the critic Susan Sontag scutinized the fascist aesthetics of the works in her widely read essay Fascinating Fascism. Wri...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=2079841