BERND & HILLA BECHER
Rosenheim, Jeff. L. BERND & HILLA BECHER. 282 pages, including 217 duotone plates. Folio, cloth. New York. Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2022
The first comprehensive, posthumous monograph and retrospective on Bernd and Hilla Becher, best known for their photographs of industrial structures in Europe and North America.
For more than five decades, Bernd (1931-2007) and Hilla (1934-2015) Becher collaborated on photographs of industrial architecture in Germany, France, Belgium, Holland, Great Britain, and the United States. This sweeping monograph features the Bechers' quintessential pictures, which present water towers, gas tanks, blast furnaces, and more as sculptural objects. Beyond the Bechers' iconic Typologies, the book includes Bernd's early drawings, Hilla's independent photographs, and excerpts from their notes, sketchbooks, and journals. An essay by Lucy Sante and an interview with Max Becher, the artists' son are included.
Item nr. 171001