LISL BABY

What is Kissinger doing talking to Beckenbauer in a bath tub? Lisl Steiner’s photograph has the answer. Extraordinary artist Lisl Steiner gathers her engaging photographs in an ultimative lifetime retrospective of pictures featuring Armstrong, Bernstein, Castro, Eisenhower, JFK, Martin Luther King, Mailer, Pele and many others. Close up on the oeuvre of a very special woman, artist and photographer.

Lisl Steiner

27 × 27 cm
224 pages
211 photos
English, German
Hardcover, bound in linen,
„French Fold“-jacket
ISBN 978-3-901753-98-5
October 2015

Limited, numbered and signed edition of 1,000 copies

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Authors

  • Lisl Steiner

    Lisl Steiner was born in Vienna in 1927. In 1938 she and her family fled from the Nazis to Argentina. [...] more

Awards

  • Deutscher Fotobuchpreis NOMINIERT
  • One Eyeland Photography Awards

Details

“Like Scheherazade I have woven many stories from my life and photography into something like a coherent narrative of the times I found myself in”, says Lisl Steiner, one of the most unusual personalities in the history of photo journalism. She is a world traveller, she sketches, she is a poet, muse to some. At the age of 88 she became a YouTube hit with more than 700 000 hits: Society is Kaput & Other Truths From an Ageless Spirit.

In this book Lisl Steiner gathers her engaging photographs in a kind of retrospective, pictures of Armstrong, Bernstein, Borges, Carter, Castro, Casals, Davis, Gulda, Eisenhower, Ellington, JFK, Mailer, Neruda, Niemayer, Nixon, Pele, B. B. King and Martin Luther King, or Kissinger in conversation with Beckenbauer in the bathtub. Her drawings and her life story complement the photographs. Lisl Steiner’s account of her life is colourful to the maximum. In one word: EXTRAORDINARY.

Reviews

Welt am Sonntag

15.11.2015: “Born in Vienna and living in upstate New York, Lisl Steiner is one of the major portraitists and photo reporters of the 1960s and 70s, that carefree era, when members of her profession still could get close up to the mighty and the famous without fear of being hit with an umbrella or sued for ridiculous compensation sums. She portrayed Castro, Eisenhower, Nixon. Beckenbauer even stark naked.”Dagmar von Taube

Spiegel Online

18.11.2015: “Lisl Steiner had them all: Franz Beckenbauer in the bath tub, Fidel Castro in the USA - and Louis Armstrong wanted to sleep with her. Now the photographer has captured her life’s work in the volume Lisl Baby.” Simon Michaelis

Der Standard / Album

19.11.2015: “A work of art, enhanced with sketches, texts – and, most of all, with soul. A feast for the eyes that also merits reading. A rare treat. Applause!”

Süddeutsche.de

26.11. 2015: “In Lisl Baby the 88-year-old has published a look back at her work. It includes intimate portraits of famous people alongside pictures of children, sketches, drawings and highly personal photographs of the Vienna-born artist, whose relationship with men was a very special one.” Carolin Gasteiger

FotoProfessionell

“The volume Lisl Baby (Edition Lammerhuber) is an outstanding book, not least because it is about an outstanding woman and artist: Lisl Steiner. The classy coffee table book presents all facets of Steiner‘s personality.”

art online

“Fidel Castro, Robert Kennedy, Leonard Bernstein or Franz Beckenbauer in the bath tub: A coffee table book bursting with pictures presents Lisl Steiner’s best work. The Austrian-American photojournalist is a globetrotter with a camera and has an exciting tale to go with each of her pictures. For many, photographer Lisl Steiner will be a new discovery and yet she is one of the greats of classic black-and-white photography.”

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

18.11. 2015: “An opulent picture book.” Freddy Langer

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Description

“Like Scheherazade I have woven many stories from my life and photography into something like a coherent narrative of the times I found myself in”, says Lisl Steiner, one of the most unusual personalities in the history of photo journalism. She is a world traveller, she sketches, she is a poet, muse to some. At the age of 88 she became a YouTube hit with more than 700 000 hits: Society is Kaput & Other Truths From an Ageless Spirit.

In this book Lisl Steiner gathers her engaging photographs in a kind of retrospective, pictures of Armstrong, Bernstein, Borges, Carter, Castro, Casals, Davis, Gulda, Eisenhower, Ellington, JFK, Mailer, Neruda, Niemayer, Nixon, Pele, B. B. King and Martin Luther King, or Kissinger in conversation with Beckenbauer in the bathtub. Her drawings and her life story complement the photographs. Lisl Steiner’s account of her life is colourful to the maximum. In one word: EXTRAORDINARY.

Additional information

Weight2.5 kg / 5.51 lbs
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