Publisher: München (Munich): Schirmer/Mosel, 2004
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Soft cover
Condition: Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 113657
First edition, first printing. Signed in pencil on the title page by Struth. Soft cover. Photographically illustrated wrappers, with an additional gray three-quarter paper wrapper. Photographs by Thomas Struth. Essays (in German and English) by Wolf-Dieter Heilmeyer and Annette Philip. Includes a biography, exhibition history and bibliography (in German and English). Unpaginated (32 pp.), with 11 four-color plates (including one printed full-bleed across two pages), printed on fine matte art paper by Heinrich Winterscheidt GmbH, Düsseldorf. 12-3/4 x 16-1/4 inches. Published on the occasion of the 2004 exhibition "Thomas Struth: Pergamon Museum 1-6" at the Museum für Fotografie at Hamburger, and the Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin.
From the publisher: "Every year hundreds of thousands of visitors flock to the Berlin Pergamon Museum for its spectacular works of architectural antiquities, particularly the Hellenistic Pergamon Altar with a 394 ft frieze. Excavated by German archaeologists in Asia Minor in the 1880s, it was dismounted and shipped to Berlin with the permission of the Osman sultanate, to be reassembled in the custom-built museum in the early 20th century. German photographer Thomas Struth, famous for his 'Museum Photographs', reflects the complex interrelation of artworks, history and public perception in his series 'Pergamon Museum,' comprising six large-size color photographs."