Anonyme Skulpturen : A Typology of Technical Constructions

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Anonyme Skulpturen : A Typology of Technical Constructions Rare Books - Photography
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[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.

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