Publisher: München (Munich): Schirmer/Mosel Verlag, 2000
Edition: 2nd Edition
Condition: New / New
Item #: 107525
1977/2000. Second German edition (the first edition was published by Schirmer/Mosel in 1977). Signed in pencil on the rear free endpaper by Bernd and Hilla Becher (the book was upside down when signed). Hardcover. Fine blue cloth-covered boards with title stamped in gray on spine, with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Unpaginated (356 pp.) with 350 duotone plates. 9-3/4 x 8-3/4 inches.
New in New dust jacket (opened only for signature).
From the publisher: "In the Siegen area east of Cologne, one of the world's oldest iron-producing regions, the use of wood for building purposes was regulated since wood, in the form of charcoal, was the energy base for ironsmelting. This self-imposed restriction produced an ideal framework structure eliminating all purely ornamental construction elements. Documented by Bernd and Hilla Becher in their first complete photographic series."