Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Armin Landeck: Prints
Writer: June Kysilko Kraeft, Norman Kraeft
Publisher: Southern Ill. U Press, Carbondale,
Condition: Very good condition.
Armin Landeck’s New York City scenes reveal his fascination with the patterns and oblique perspectives of buildings. He traveled to Europe after earning an architecture degree in 1927. Returning home in 1929, he was unable find work in his field because of the Depression. Instead he began printmaking, to which he devoted the rest of his life. In this example, a dramatically deep perspective guides the viewer down a narrow alley towards a carriage and a tiny shadowy figure.