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Publisher: Otto Müller
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Hardcover, cloth bound with dustjacket. Ten pages of preface by Dr. Fritz Schindler in German, English and French. „Ein Schau-Buch. 112 Lichtbilder nach Leica-Aufnahmen“.
"Kruckenhauser documents the whole process in a straightforward, elegant style, bringing a unified vision to the whole, reminding us that while photography is especially good at dealing with human misery, it can also lend itself well to the more positive aspects of life." (Parr/Badger I)
„A wonderful story told through the Leica camera of pioneering Austrian skier and photographer Stefan Kruckenhauser. Dr. Fritz Schindler, mayor of Kennelbach (Austria) and the owner of Textilwerke Schindler (Schindler Textile Works) decided to build housing community for his employees. Schindler’s philosophy was basically that the person who is both free and happy is the better worker. His original plan was to build seventeen houses in one year. Any employee who had worked more than fifteen years in his company – and had at least one child – could apply. A total of twenty-two families applied, so the successful applicants were to be decided by lottery shortly before Christmas 1949. Well aware that five of these families would have a very unhappy Christmas, Schindler made the last minute decision to build twenty-two houses, and each family was presented with 1100 square meters of adjoining land. Building work on the project began in May 1950, with the owners-to-be working alongside the professional tradesmen. The village was finished in June 1951, and remains a testament to the success of this and similar social housing schemes.“ (Andreas H. Bitesnich)