By Jeff L. Rosenheim, Gabriele Conrath-Scholl, Virginia Heckert, Lucy Sante & Max Becher
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 extraordinary photographs of industrial architecture in Germany, France, Belgium, Holland, Great Britain, and the United States. This sweeping monograph features 150 of the Bechers’ quintessential pictures of water towers, gas tanks, and blast furnaces that became sculptural objects through their lens and presentation methods. Also included are little-known or unpublished works beyond the Bechers’ iconic Typologies, such as Bernd’s early drawings, Hilla’s independent photographs, and excerpts from their notes, sketchbooks, and journals.
New York, 2022, 27 x 24 cm, 282pp, illustrated, Hardback.