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Author Becher, Bernd, 1931-2007.

Title Typologies / Bernd & Hilla Becher ; edited and with an introduction by Armin Zweite
Published Cambridge, Mass. ; London : MIT, [2004]


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Description 35 pages, 130 pages of plates : illustrations ; 30 cm
Summary "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."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Translated from the German
"First published by Schirmer/Mosel Munich as: Bernd & Hilla Becher, Typologien industrieller Bauten, 2003"--T.p. verso
"Book accompanies major retrospective exhibition." Loose cover
Published in conjunction with an exhibition held at the Kunstsammulung Nordrhein-Westfalen (Dusseldorf), Haus der Kunst (Munich), Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), and the Hamburger Bahnhof (Berlin)
Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Translation of: Typologien industrieller bauten
Subject Becher, Bernd, 1931-2007 -- Exhibitions.
Becher, Hilla.
Becher, Bernd, 1931-2007 -- Catalogs.
Becher, Hilla -- Exhibitions.
Becher, Bernd, 1931-2007.
Becher, Hilla -- Catalogs.
Photography, Industrial.
Industrial buildings -- Pictorial works.
Photography, Industrial -- Exhibitions.
Industrial buildings -- Pictorial works -- Exhibitions.
Industrial buildings -- Pictorial works -- Catalogs.
Photography, Artistic -- Catalogs.
Architectural photography -- Catalogs.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Illustrated works.
Author Becher, Hilla.
Zweite, Armin.
Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen (Germany)
Haus der Kunst München.
Centre Georges Pompidou.
Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwartskunst.
LC no. 2003114858
ISBN 0262025655 :
Other Titles Typolgien industrieller Bauten. English
Bernd & Hilla Becher
Typologies of industrial buildings