Bernd & Hilla Becher


Schirmer-Mosel/Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2022
Hardcover, 24×28 cm
281 pages, b/w photographs
English text

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For more than five decades, Bernd (1931-2007) and Hilla (1934-2015) Becher collaborated on photographs of industrial architecture in Germany, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Great Britain and the United States. This extensive monograph presents the quintessential images of the Bechers, featuring water towers, gas tanks, blast furnaces and more as sculptural objects. In addition to the iconic Becher typologies, the book includes Bernd’s early drawings, Hilla’s independent photographs and extracts from their notes, sketchbooks and diaries. The authors of the book offer new insights into the development of the artists’ process, the conceptual basis of their work, the relationship of photographers to deindustrialisation and the artists’ legacy. An essay by award-winning cultural historian Lucy Sante and an interview with Max Becher, the artists’ son, make this volume an unrivalled look at the Bechers’ art, life and career.

Weight 2 kg


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