A View from the Right ...

Erna Lendvai-Dircksen's 'Das germanische Volksgesicht - Flandern' (the face of the Germanic peoples of Flanders) arrived in the post today from Germany. This 1942 text is yet another beautiful portfolio of (mostly) peasant types, expertly photographed and exquisitely presented in this almost Quarto sized book. This edition will sit on the shelf next to my other Lendvai-Dircksen editions - 'Das deutsche Volksgesicht Schleswig-Holstein' and 'Das Gesicht des deutschen Ostens' - my small collection of her work is slowly growing alongside the Retzlaff's, Saebens and other völkisch physiognomic photographers. Happily, decent copies of these books can be still be bought for less than £20 (inclusive

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