German filmmaker. The collection charts the
nature of visual perception in modern European culture at a time when
pre-cinema objects evolved from instruments of natural magic to devices for
entertainment. Most of the items date from the mid-18th century to the early
Already a collector in his early childhood, Werner Nekes turned his
interest to film and cinema history when he reached his twenties. While he was
a student of linguistic philology and psychology in Freiburg and Bonn in the
mid-1960s he worked on his first film. Between 1969 and 1972 he taught at the
Academy of Visual Arts in Hamburg.
45 linear feet
(75 boxes, 1 flat file folder)
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