Leica's Anniversary Book: Ninety Nine Years from Leica is neither an account of Leica's corporate history nor is it an album; it provides no technical details, instructions nor many figures. In fact, it directs an emotional spotlight on 99 years of passion and enthusiasm for a small camera developed by photographic innovator Oskar Barnack. The book is not a tribute to the perfection of the Leica camera, but to the influential and legendary images that have been a part of our lives for almost a century.
Legendary cameras, inventors and innovators, great photographers and collages describe Leica and its undying passion for technical innovation and the art of capturing life and the world around us in pictures. In close collaboration with Leica, the multiple-award-winning publisher 99pages - under the creative direction of Ansgar Pudenz, Rainer Schillings and Till Schaffarczyk - has successfully combined images with informative, expressive texts. This anniversary edition is as unique as Leica itself.