Bernd & Hilla Becher

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By Jeff L. Rosenheim
with contributions by Gabriele Conrath-Scholl, Virginia Heckert, Lucy Sante, and Max Becher

For more than five decades, Bernd (1931–2007) and Hilla (1934–2015) Bechercollaborated 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, gastanks, 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. The book's authors offer new insights into the development of the artists' process, their work’s conceptual underpinnings, the photographers' relationship to deindustrialization, 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 unrivaled look into the Bechers' art, life, and career.

Jeff L. Rosenheim is Joyce Frank Menschel Curator in Charge of the Department of Photographs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

By Jeff L. Rosenheim
with contributions by Gabriele Conrath-Scholl, Virginia Heckert, Lucy Sante, and Max Becher

For more than five decades, Bernd (1931–2007) and Hilla (1934–2015) Bechercollaborated 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, gastanks, 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. The book's authors offer new insights into the development of the artists' process, their work’s conceptual underpinnings, the photographers'...See More

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  • Publisher: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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  • Pages: 282
  • Illustrations: 217
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Dimensions: 9 3/8" x 10 3/4"
  • ISBN: 9781588397553
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