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Meine WeltMeine Welt: Photographs 1939-1993
Arnold Odermatt
Ed. by Urs Odermatt
English, German

168 Pages, 26 colour and 114 Duplex-illustrations
30 x 31 cm
Hardcover with dust jacket
ISBN: 978-3-7165-0910-4


“The most interesting development in the whole area of photography!” – New York Times

The international art scene has finally discovered Arnold Odermatt. With the precision of a chronicler the photograph taking policeman Arnold Odermatt has captured his life as a public servant in rural Nidwalden in images – on and off duty.

About the Artist:
Arnold Odermatt is a celebrated Swiss police photographer whose work spanned more than 40 years. Originally trained as a baker, he was a photographer for the Nidwalden district police from 1948 until his retirement in 1990. He is best known for his eerily beautiful black-and-white photographs of the aftermaths of motor vehicle accidents. His photographs have earned him a great deal of respect on the art scene for a number of years. Arnold Odermatt joined the police in 1948 and rose to become a lieutenant, chief of the transport police and deputy chief inspector of the Nidwaldner District Police before he retired.

About the Publisher:
Benteli Verlag was founded in 1899 and is based in Zurich, Switzerland.

Book Materials and Specifications:
Hardcover book with dust jacket and plain white cloth cover. Plate sizes are all 8 x 10.5″, in portrait and landscape form.