Die Schöne Heimat? Depictions of Germany in a popular photobook from the Second Empire to the Federal Republic

While existing studies of twentieth-century German photobooks have understandably sought out volumes by the most iconic photographers, with the most innovative typography, or the most radical political messages, no photobook series better documents the continuities and ruptures of modern German history than the conventional and highly commercial Blauen Bücher.

 

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