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Margaret Michaelis : Love, Loss and Photography - National Gallery of Australia

Margaret Michaelis

Love, Loss and Photography


Published: 24th May 2005
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"Take the photographs," the elderly photographer Margaret Michaelis said in October 1985 to Helen Ennis, then a young curator from the National Gallery of Australia. Michaelis died a few days later and her archive was donated to the Gallery. Like many of her generation, Michaelis's life in Europe was dislocated by the rise of fascism and the outbreak of World War II, following which she suffered acute personal losses and challenges in finding a new path for her art and life in Australia.For Ennis, the injunction from Michaelis resulted in a journey through the hundreds of photographs in Michaelis's archive and to sites across the world in Vienna, Berlin, Barcelona, and Cracow. Crucial to the story are the dozens of love letters exchanged between Michaelis and her first husband, a prominent German anarchist imprisoned during the Spanish Civil War. Helen Ennis has approached the artistic legacy of Margaret Michaelis through a lucid and eloquent interweaving of her subject's professional and personal life.Helen Ennis is a senior lecturer at the Australian National University School of Art.

Names used in this bookp. 1
Mrs Sachsp. 2
Duskp. 12
Viennap. 22
Dear Gretlp. 33
Loversp. 56
A sorry statep. 67
Berlinp. 81
Cracowp. 91
Encounter with Spainp. 102
Partingp. 108
A new spiritp. 118
The stage of historyp. 146
Exilep. 175
Sydneyp. 178
The dark chairp. 206
Forty-eight photographsp. 217
Redemptionp. 229
Viennap. 237
Endnotesp. 242
Note on the sourcesp. 248
Further readingp. 248
Author's acknowledgmentsp. 248
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ISBN: 9780642541208
ISBN-10: 0642541205
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 250
Published: 24th May 2005
Publisher: National Gallery of Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.5 x 18.0  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.98
Edition Number: 1