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  • Anonyme Skulpturen : A Typology of Technical Constructions

    By Bernhard Becher

    Our Price: $1,350.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789110741492
    • Publisher: Wittenborn and Company
    • Published: [1972]
    [1972]. 4to. 1st American edition. Stamped review copy on title page and with publisher's publicity letter tipped on front free endpaper. Text in German, French, and English. Minor bowing to boards. Faint soiling to top edge of leaves. Light toning and faint rubbing with few minute chips to d.j. VG/VG. After meeting as students in Düsseldorf, Bernd and Hilla Becher began systematically photographing the buildings of the waning mining industry in Hilla’s native Ruhr Valley. Captured in a neutral and 'objective' light at carefully chosen times of day, the industrial structures that are the Bechers' subject—many of them slated for demolition—reveal a stark grandeur that transcends their utilitarian origins. The cumulative effect of the images, often displayed in grids to emphasize repeated formal gestures, won the Bechers acclaim as both photographers and conceptual artists, and their visual aesthetic has proved lastingly influential. This is a first American edition of their first book, with review materials affixed to the front endpaper.
  • Grain Elevators

    By Bernd Becher

    Our Price: $84.95
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780262026062
    • Publisher: MIT PRESS
    • Published: October 2006
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  • Typologies

    By Hilla Becher

    Our Price: $75.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780262025652
    • Publisher: MIT PRESS
    • Published: March 2004
    Bernd and Hilla Becher's photography can be considered conceptual art, typological study, and topological documentation. Their work can be linked to the Neue Sachlichkeit movement of the 1920s and to such masters of German photography as Karl Blossfeldt, August Sander, and Albert Renger-Patzsch. Their photographs of industrial structures, taken over the course of forty years, are the most important body of work in independent objective photography. A keynote of their contributions to "industrial archaeology" has been their creation of typologies of different types of buildings; this book, which accompanies a major retrospective exhibition, collects all known Becher studies of industrial building types and presents them as a visual encyclopedia.Each chapter is devoted to a different structure - water towers, coal bunkers, winding towers, breakers (ore, coal, and stone), lime kilns, grain elevators, blast furnaces, steel mills, and factory facades. These are organized according to typologies, most of which are presented as tableaux or suites of about twelve images each. The book contains more than 1,500 individual images. The accompanying text by Armin Zweite is an essential art historical consideration of the Bechers' work. This ultimate Becher book stands as a capstone to the Bechers' unique body of work.

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