Since 1959 Bernd and Hilla Becher have been photographing imperiled industrial structures such as pit-head frames, water towers, blast furnaces, cooling towers, gas tanks, and silos. As documenters of the industrial era in Europe and the United States - an era now drawing to a close - they are not only photographers, but "industrial archaeologists," salvaging testimonies of past developments in the form of "readable" documents for posterity. At the same time, the Bechers could also be called conceptual artists, as their photographs reveal the meaning and transformative character of structure. This volume is a result of the two decades the Bechers spent searching industrial regions of Western Europe and North America for mineheads. These delicate giants stand over the shaft entrances of mines, housing the cages attached to cables that move up and down the mine shaft, bringing minerals to the surface and transferring miners back and forth from underground. Regardless of their subject, the Bechers' photographic technique has remained constant for decades. Eschewing dramatic lighting effects, they shoot under overcast skies, framing their subject in the center of the picture and shooting from a slightly raised standpoint. The effect of their cool, rigorous approach is to reduce the individual structures they photograph within each typological category to morphological studies executed with artful neutrality.
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Descrizione libro The MIT Press, Cambridge Massachusetts, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine (-). Bernd and Hilla Becher (illustratore). 1st Edition, Thus. As New collectible title. As documenters of the industrial era, the Bechers spent two decades searching industrial regions of Western Europe and North America for mineheads. 197 pp., 190 black/white photographs. This Fine copy has a tight binding and is apparently unused. Internally the pages are clean and bright, without markings. DJ NF(-) with slight shelfwear, soiling on spine and slight age tanning. There is a small puncture on the crease of the front cover. DJ is now protected in an archival mylar cover and price lowered accordingly. Size: 11-3/4 x 11 Inches. Codice libro della libreria 10-400044
Descrizione libro The MIT Press, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110262024306
Descrizione libro The MIT Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0262024306 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.1072476
Descrizione libro MIT Press, Cumberland, Rhode Island, U.S.A., 1997. Cloth. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. As new, never been opened, in original pub shrinkwrap. Probably won't find one in this shape. The industrial photos of the Bernd and Hilla Becher in a wonderful tall oversized publuication, a mint copy in dj and pub;lioshe's shrink. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Codice libro della libreria 022178