First edition of the Becher’s first major photobook with black-and-white photogravure plates. Anonyme Skulpturen: A Typology of Technical Constructions. TITLE: Anonyme Skulpturen – Anonymous Sculptures. A typography of technical constructions. BY: Bernhard and Hilla Becher PUBLISHED: , Art-Press. Text in German, French, and English. After meeting as students in Düsseldorf, Bernd and Hilla Becher began systematically photographing the buildings of the .
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For enquiries regarding advertising and content please contact editor at photohistories. Hardcover, cloth bound with dustjacket, black and white photographs of lime-kins, cooling towers, blast furnaces, winding-towers, water-towers, gas-holders and silos.
Sunil Gupta – Christopher Street Often they waited for days for the required flat non-expressive light so that each structure could be recorded in the same highly-standardised manner, a manner that alludes to earlier traditions in German photography.
Anonyme Skulpturen — Anonymous Sculptures. All copyrights remain with the photographers and publishers. Eine Typologie technischer Bauten. Here we have the lime-kilns, cooling towers, blast-furnaces, winding-towers, water-towers, gas-holders and silos of industrialised Western Europe categorised into prototypes of the pot, the oven, the chimney, the winch, the pump, and the laboratory.
For the viewer it is a game of comparison and awareness that encourages them to return to their own environment with fresh insight.
Bernhard und Hilla Becher – Anonyme Skulpturen: For those who are more interested in the Bechers as artists than as industrial archaeologists, this is the one to have on one’s shelf.
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Don’t miss my updates and news on photobooks – register for free – or follow my updates on the virtual bookshelf on facebook. Look on the walls of any gallery showing photography as art today and you will see their legacy. A typography of technical constructions. I n the monograph Anonymous Sculptures the conceptual skulpthren Bernhard and Hildgard Becher grouped clinically shot large format black and white images of uniform but non-identical structures in a way that exposed the differences and the similarities of these structures in a compelling way.
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Anonyme Skulpturenthough it hardly neglects the informational importance of their practice, seems much more about making an aesthetic statement and establishing the artists’ position in late twentieth-century art.
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