THE PSYCHOLOGICAL PORTRAIT: Marcel Sternberger's Revelations in Photography

by Jacob Loewentheil
Introduction by Phillip Prodger, Head of Photographs, National Portrait Gallery, London
Hardcover, 210 pages, 8 1/4" x 10 1/4"
Skira Rizzoli, 2016

This definitive monograph is a textual and photographic overview of Marcel Sternberger’s remarkable career as a psychological portraitist. In addition to his extraordinary photographs there are descriptions of many of his interviews during portrait sessions with prominent persons including Albert Einstein, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Sigmund Freud, George Bernard Shaw, Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Jawaharlal Nehru, and Indira Gandhi.

US$55 Standard Edition

Deluxe Estate Edition including a classic 8 x 10" photograph by Marcel Sternberger.

Limited edition of 100 signed and numbered by Jacob Loewentheil. Includes your choice of one of four 8 x 10" archival pigment photographs, printed 2016 with stamp of authenticity on the verso.

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US$165 Estate Edition


Jacob Loewentheil, 2016

Jacob Loewentheil, 2016

Jacob Loewentheil is an author, traveler, antiquarian bookseller, and rare photography dealer. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland and attended Cornell University, where he majored in psychology. Long fascinated by other cultures, he has traveled much of the world, including a year spent circumnavigating the globe. His travels have also taken him across much of the American landscape, from the deserts of New Mexico, to deep in the Florida Everglades, to Alaska's far eastern mountain ranges. His first book, The Psychological Portrait: Marcel Sternberger’s Revelations in Photography, draws on his academic work and photographic research to explore the work of portraitist Marcel Sternberger through previously unpublished photographs and documents.

Jacob’s current work focuses on restoring to historical memory 19th century travel diaries from the British photographer Thomas Child as well as his photography taken while in China. He is presently analyzing documents, as well as related photographs that are among the earliest surviving visual accounts of the modern West encountering the Far East.