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by Leni Riefenstahl


Leni Riefenstahl will be, first and foremost, famous for her 1935 documentary, "Triumph of the Will" which chronicled the Nazi party congress rally in Nuremberg in 1934, and is often considered one of the most influential propagandistic movies ever made. Ms. Riefenstahl was only 32 at the time, and although at the epicenter of Nazi power, always claimed to be naïve as to the politics and intent of the regime. She insisted the movie was primarily a demonstration of her artistic skills, and there seems to be little disagreement that she was a master of this art form.

The book was published by Harper Collins in the United States. It is the first of two book collections of underwater photographs, followed by Impressionen unter Wasser (Impressions under Water) in 1990.

Undersea color photography. Helene Bertha Amalie "Leni" Riefenstahl (German pronunciation: ; 22 August 1902 – 8 September 2003) was a German film director, actress and dancer widely noted for her aesthetics and innovations as a filmmaker. Her most famous film was Triumph des Willens (Triumph of the Will), a propaganda film made at the 1934 Nuremberg congress of the Nazi Party.

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CORAL GARDENS New York: Harper & Row 1978. VANISHING AFRICA New York: Harmony Books 1982. LENI RIEFENSTAHL& AFRICA London: Collins, Harvill 1982. WONDERS UNDER WATER London: Quartet Books 1991. THE SIEVE OF TIME London: Quartet Books 1992. A MEMOIR New York: St. Martin& Press 1993. OLYMPIA LENI RIEFENSTAHL New York: St. Martin& Press 1994. A MEMOIR Reprint: New York, Picador 1995. THE SIEVE OF TIME Reprint: London Quartet Books 2000. Photos: Archives Riefenstahl. Alle Rechte vorbehalten. Leni Riefenstahl Produktion. United States, Germany.

United States, Germany. The book was published by Harper Collins in the United States

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Physical description: 223p. : chiefly col ill. ; 32cm. Notes: Translation of: 'Korallengärten'. Munich : Paul List, 1978. Translated from the German. Subject: Riefenstahl, Leni. Coral reef biology - Caribbean Sea - Pictorial works. Caribbean Sea - Coral reefs - Marine organisms - Illustrations. CORALS. Coral - Depictions. Underwater photography. Other names: Walter, Elizabeth. Other titles: Korallengärten. Genre: Illustrated.

Coral Gardens epub download

ISBN13: 978-0002161299

ISBN: 000216129X

Author: Leni Riefenstahl

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Language: English

Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services; First Edition edition (October 19, 1978)

Pages: 224 pages

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Gnng
Another triumph for the lifetime career of Leni Riefenstahl. She broke new ground in every endeavor of her pursuits in film, acting, writing, and now deep sea photography. She developed new equipment techniques for this and the results are in this beautiful book of underwater sea life. The most incredible fact is that she was in her 80's when she began this new craft, doing the diving herself.
Gnng
Another triumph for the lifetime career of Leni Riefenstahl. She broke new ground in every endeavor of her pursuits in film, acting, writing, and now deep sea photography. She developed new equipment techniques for this and the results are in this beautiful book of underwater sea life. The most incredible fact is that she was in her 80's when she began this new craft, doing the diving herself.
roternow
Few individuals have had a more convoluted career, spanning eras, ideologies, and interests. Leni Riefenstahl will be, first and foremost, famous for her 1935 documentary, "Triumph of the Will" which chronicled the Nazi party congress rally in Nuremberg in 1934, and is often considered one of the most influential propagandistic movies ever made. Ms. Riefenstahl was only 32 at the time, and although at the epicenter of Nazi power, always claimed to be naïve as to the politics and intent of the regime. She insisted the movie was primarily a demonstration of her artistic skills, and there seems to be little disagreement that she was a master of this art form. In the rough-hewed justice that the Allies administered after the war, she was interned in various American and French concentration camps for a period of three years. In the post-war era she was never able to produce serious films, with the stain of her association with the Nazi leadership thwarting her attempts.

None of the above is mentioned in this beautiful book of underwater photography, but the knowledge of her background underscores this significant achievement. In the post-war era she is probably most famous for her book, "Nuba," a photographic documentary of an African tribe. I felt "Coral Gardens" all the more remarkable, since Ms. Riefenstahl learned how to scuba dive at 72 (lying about her age so she could obtain a certificate).

The series of photographs commences with a wonderfully composed "still-life" of a beaker sponge and two gorgonians. The side lighting (done with a "slave" remote flash) and natural surface lighting are most effective. In subsequent photos, she captures angelfish, goatfish, lion fish, parrot fish, coral trout, snappers, butterfly fish, barracuda, argus, as well as others. For the invertebrates, she photographed stinging coral, tube-worms, starfish, sponges, nudibranch, alcyonarian coral, feather stars, and others. There are even a few pictures of her "in action" in the underwater world. Her photograph of the male peacock flounder is most unusual; she also managed to capture the stone fish (which she calls a hairy stingfish, indicating that the common nomenclature is far from being standardized) both in the Indian Ocean and the Caribbean.

The book begins with a few short chapters on her introduction to diving, ending with a standard "ecological plea" for people and governments to do more to protect the underwater heritage. I felt the book could have been improved by a brief biography, as outlined in the first paragraph above. Furthermore, although there is an appendix which identifies the subject matter of each photograph, including Latin names, it lacked dates, including time of year. There could also have been a further explanation on the photo equipment used, as well as the diving resorts involved. I also felt that a few of the photographs were enlarged too much for this book, which diminished their crispness.

Overall though, it is one of the best books of underwater photography, composed by an individual with eclectic interests and a most unusual "career path." Becoming a propagandist for the natural world is a path of redemption for one who once worked for one of the most evil and reprehensible regimes in the 20th Century. She died in 2003, at the age of 101.
roternow
Few individuals have had a more convoluted career, spanning eras, ideologies, and interests. Leni Riefenstahl will be, first and foremost, famous for her 1935 documentary, "Triumph of the Will" which chronicled the Nazi party congress rally in Nuremberg in 1934, and is often considered one of the most influential propagandistic movies ever made. Ms. Riefenstahl was only 32 at the time, and although at the epicenter of Nazi power, always claimed to be naïve as to the politics and intent of the regime. She insisted the movie was primarily a demonstration of her artistic skills, and there seems to be little disagreement that she was a master of this art form. In the rough-hewed justice that the Allies administered after the war, she was interned in various American and French concentration camps for a period of three years. In the post-war era she was never able to produce serious films, with the stain of her association with the Nazi leadership thwarting her attempts.

None of the above is mentioned in this beautiful book of underwater photography, but the knowledge of her background underscores this significant achievement. In the post-war era she is probably most famous for her book, "Nuba," a photographic documentary of an African tribe. I felt "Coral Gardens" all the more remarkable, since Ms. Riefenstahl learned how to scuba dive at 72 (lying about her age so she could obtain a certificate).

The series of photographs commences with a wonderfully composed "still-life" of a beaker sponge and two gorgonians. The side lighting (done with a "slave" remote flash) and natural surface lighting are most effective. In subsequent photos, she captures angelfish, goatfish, lion fish, parrot fish, coral trout, snappers, butterfly fish, barracuda, argus, as well as others. For the invertebrates, she photographed stinging coral, tube-worms, starfish, sponges, nudibranch, alcyonarian coral, feather stars, and others. There are even a few pictures of her "in action" in the underwater world. Her photograph of the male peacock flounder is most unusual; she also managed to capture the stone fish (which she calls a hairy stingfish, indicating that the common nomenclature is far from being standardized) both in the Indian Ocean and the Caribbean.

The book begins with a few short chapters on her introduction to diving, ending with a standard "ecological plea" for people and governments to do more to protect the underwater heritage. I felt the book could have been improved by a brief biography, as outlined in the first paragraph above. Furthermore, although there is an appendix which identifies the subject matter of each photograph, including Latin names, it lacked dates, including time of year. There could also have been a further explanation on the photo equipment used, as well as the diving resorts involved. I also felt that a few of the photographs were enlarged too much for this book, which diminished their crispness.

Overall though, it is one of the best books of underwater photography, composed by an individual with eclectic interests and a most unusual "career path." Becoming a propagandist for the natural world is a path of redemption for one who once worked for one of the most evil and reprehensible regimes in the 20th Century. She died in 2003, at the age of 101.