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Bernd and Hilla Becher: Pennsylvania Coal Mine Tipples

Publisher: New York and München (Munich): Dia Center for the Arts and Schirmer/Mosel, 1991
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 0944521231
Condition: As New / Near Fine
Item #: 107524

$125.00

Specifics

First edition (English), first printing. This edition was limited to 2000 copies. Hardcover. Cloth, with dust jacket. Foreword by Charles B. Wright and introduction (in English) by Bernd and Hilla Becher. 136 pp. with 99 duotone plates (including "Frontal views," "Perspective views" and "Sequences"). 11-5/8 x 10-7/8 inches. A detailed index to the photographs is also included.

Condition

As New in Near Fine dust jacket in publisher's shrink-wrap (small scratches to rear dust jacket, else Fine).

Description

Published on the occasion of the 1991 exhibition Bernd and Hilla Becher at the Dia Center for the Arts, New York. Out of print. [Cited in Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, The Photobook: A History, Volume II. (London and New York: Phaidon, 2006).] From the publisher: "Typological, repetitive, at times oddly humorous, Bernd and Hilla Becher's photographs of industrial structures are, in their cumulative effect, profoundly moving. The Bechers' serenely cool, disarmingly objective, and notoriously obsessive images of water towers, gas tanks, grain elevators, blast furnaces, and mineheads have been taken over a period of almost [forty] years, under overcast skies, with a view camera that captures each detail and tonality of wood, concrete, brick and steel."