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 20th century.
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.
45.0 linear feet
(75 boxes, 1 flat file folder)
Library Rights and Reproductions.
Open for use by qualified researchers.