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Cooling Towers

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ISBN-10: 0262025981

ISBN-13: 9780262025980

Edition: 2005

Authors: Bernd Becher, Hilla Becher

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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 documenting the architecture of industrial structures, taken over the course of forty years, make up the most important body of work to be found in independent objective photography. This volume adds cooling towers to a list of photographic projects that includes book-length studies of water towers, blast furnaces, gas tanks, mineheads, and frame houses. Since the end of the…    
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Book details

List price: $80.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 3/10/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 248
Size: 10.94" wide x 11.63" long x 1.13" tall
Weight: 4.488
Language: English

Pierre-Andr� Chiappori is Professor of Economics at Columbia University.Bernd and Hilla Becher have collaborated since 1959. Founders of the internationally acclaimed Becher class at the Dusseldorf Art Academy, they have received numerous awards, including the Golden Lion at the 1990 Venice Biennale and the 2002 Erasmus Award. Bernd Becher retired as Professor at the D�sseldorf Academy of Art in 1999.