Bernd & Hilla Becher - Typologien - Schirmer/Mosel 2017
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 organised according to typologies, most of which are presented as tableaux or suites of about twelve images each.
Text by Armin Zweite
Schirmer/Mosel - 2017
276p - GER - 30x29.2cm - hardcover - good condition