Publisher: München, Schirmer/Mosel: 2001
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Fine / Near Fine
Item #: 100861
First edition (German), first printing. Signed in pencil on the front free endpaper by Struth. Hardcover. Paper-covered boards, with dust jacket. Photographs by Thomas Struth. Essay (in German) by Dieter Schwarz. Includes a brief biography, list of monographs and exhibition history. Also includes an illustrated list of panels installed in the hospital rooms (39 four-color panels with 2-4 images each). 184 pp. with 108 four-color plates and 108 additional color illustrations (panels). 11-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches.
Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket (3/8-inch closed tear to top of jacket near crown of spine, else Fine).
From the publisher: "A central figure of the new wave of German photography, Thomas Struth has continued to impact the world of photography with his large-scale museum interiors, portraits and architectural photography. This new monograph presents another facet of Struth's oeuvre, assembling a series of flower photographs produced for a unique project. In 1991, Struth was commissioned to decorate a new hospital in Winterthur, Switzerland. He decided to produce two flower photographs and a landscape for each of the 37 sickrooms... Beautifully reproduced here, these pictures brilliantly and colorfully sunthesize a tradition of landscape photography that includes Edward Weston, Walker Evans and August Sander with the tradition of 19th century flower and landscape painting... Thomas Struth studied painting under Gerhard Richter and photography under Bernd and Hilla Becher at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf."