The Duseldorf School of Photography by DAP

SKU: 9781597111362

Edited and text by Stefan Gronert.

TheGerman photographic movement commonly known as the Düsseldorf School ofPhotography has become synonymous with artistic excellence andinnovation. It began in the mid-1970s at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf,under the instruction of the photographers Bernd and Hilla Becher,known for their comparative grids of mundane industrial buildingscaptured with an objective and clinical eye. This school has not onlybirthed some of today's most important and successful photographers,but has also had a fundamental and lasting influence on the history ofthe medium. The Düsseldorf School of Photography presents over160 images in a spectacular overview of the breadth of the DüsseldorfSchool from the early 1970s to today. This impeccable survey is filledwith superb reproductions of the best-known photographs by threegenerations of key Düsseldorf artists: Bernd and Hilla Becher, LaurenzBerges, Elger Esser, Andreas Gursky, Candida Höfer, Axel Hütte, SimoneNieweg, Thomas Ruff, Jörg Sasse, Thomas Struth and Petra Wunderlich.With a scholarly text, extensive artist bios and a plate sectiondedicated to each of these artists, The Düsseldorf School of Photographyoffers the first comprehensive assessment of this importantphotographic movement—one that dominates the salesrooms and museums ofour times.
ISBN: 9781597111362
FORMAT: Hbk, 10.5 x 12.25 in. / 320 pgs / 118 color / 44 b&w.

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Designer: DAP
Product Type: Coffee Table Books
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