Werner Bischof Helvetica

Helvetica is the first volume in the new “Collection – Musée de l’Elysée”, and illustrates Werner Bischof’s Swiss work. The previously-unpublished contact sheets he produced between 1932 and 1945 give an understanding of his taste for abstraction and form. Moving from fashion to landscape, from nudes to plants, the book follows Bischof before he began his post-war reporting and joined Magnum Photos.


Edited by Daniel Girardin

Éditions Noir sur Blanc and Musée de l'Elysée, January 2016
21 x 27.2 cm
148 p. / 74 images  

Price CHF 42 / 35 €
ISBN 978-2-88250-419-7

This book is also available in French (978-2-88250-418-0) and in German (978-2-88250-420-3).



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