Born and raised in Zurich, Binia Bill (1904–1988) attended Lucia Moholy's photo class at the Itten School in Berlin after training as a concert cellist from 1930. Afterwards she worked as a freelance photographer and published her pictures in magazines. She impressively captured the artistic, architectural and typographic work of Max Bill, which she had married in 1931 and with which she worked for advertising contracts. In addition, a personal photographic work was created - on trips, in the encounter with artist friends from the closest circle of modern pioneers and later in the private sphere. The 1930s was her most intense and creative period, and in 1942 she gave up her profession as a photographer.
Binia Bill's photographs reveal the surroundings of Bauhaus and then subject photography and reveal their affiliation with Zurich's concretes. In her still lifes, portraits and flower pictures, however, she developed a personal and distinctive visual language. The selected photographs in this publication prove this.
The book was published for an exhibition at the Aargauer Kunsthaus , Aarau, Switzerland.