Viennese Types is a wonderful book of superb photographs by a photographer whose work had been lost to us, and has now been found again. The pictures describe a world that was common at the beginning of the twentieth century, and that now seems as remote as the world of Bruegel.”
John Szarkowski, Director Emeritus,
Department of Photographs, The Museum of Modern Art

“When you couple the sheer beauty of this work to its historical importance, you get the treasure that is Viennese Types.
Independent Publisher

“…an exquisite edition…The best of Mayer’s photographs embody a kind of visual poetry…”
The Times Literary Supplement

“…this quiet, sublime little book represents a historic landmark for photography…Prepare to be deeply moved.”
Virtual Jerusalem

Viennese Types…is a wonderful opportunity to view the past—the photographic past as well as a lost period of history—through a unique pair of eyes…Mayer’s extraordinary pictures of Viennese daily life are much more than snapshots…We should be delighted that they survived.”
Black & White Magazine

“Photography, the quintessentially modern, curious art, has, with the passage of time and modernity’s accelerating destruction of pastness, accumulated for our melancholy inspection the most irrefutable and poignant cargo of memory. Thanks to Edward Rosser for this window on a lost world and the recovery, in Emil Mayer, of a masterful photographer who had been lost to us.”
Susan Sontag

One of the best photography books of the year
The Boston Globe

One of the 10 best art books of the year
Review of Art, Literature, Philosophy and the Humanities

Winner, 50 Books/50 Covers Competition
American Institute of Graphic Arts

Finalist, IPPY 2000 Book Awards, Photography category

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