Cora Pongracz (1943 – 2003)
Library at Vienna University, Vienna, ca. 1970
From the edition »Austrian Avant-Garde in the 1970s«
Limited edition of 5
The photograph was taken for an anthology about Vienna by Hilde Spiel. The book is dedicated to the history, the intellectual life and culture of the city, with contributions on political history, music and theatre or influential salons and literary circles. Two of the cross-cutting themes are the Viennese penchant for spectacle and the demons of »Gemütlichkeit« (cosiness).
More than 70 black-and-white illustrations are blocked in several image spreads between the text pages without specifically illustrating the essyas. Pongracz's photographs of coffee houses, Heurigen, Confirmation and Wurstelprater are among the best examples of profiled photography in the book, along with those of Franz Hubmann.
Gelatin silver print from the original negative, print date: 2015
Image dimensions 30 x 20 cm (30 x 20 inch)
Mounting, Framing Archival mat board 50 x 40 cm and frame on request
Double weight baryta, semi-matte surface
Estate stamp »Nachlass Cora Pongracz © OstLicht« and edition number in pencil on the reserve
Hilde Spiel, Wien. Spektrum einer Stadt. Texts by Friedrich Achleitner, Gotthard Böhm, Friedrich Heer, Paul Kruntorad, Eduard März, Piero Rosmondo, Wieland Schmied, György Sebestyén, Kurt Skalnik, Hilde Spiel, Hans Weigel, Erik Wickenburg, Vienna 1971
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