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Typologies of Industrial Buildings : The MIT Press - Bernd Becher

Typologies of Industrial Buildings

The MIT Press

Hardcover Published: 1st March 2004
ISBN: 9780262025652
Number Of Pages: 228

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Bernd and Hilla Becher's photography can be considered conceptual art, typological study and topological documentation. Their work can be linked to the Neue Sachlichkeit movement of the 1920s and to such masters of German photography as Karl Blossfeldt, August Sander and Albert Renger-Patzsch. Their photographs of industrial structures, taken over the course of forty years, are the most important body of work in independent objective photography. A keynote of their contributions to "industrial archaeology" has been their creation of typologies of different types of buildings; this book, which accompanies a major retrospective exhibition, collects all known Becher studies of industrial building types and presents them as a visual encyclopaedia. Each chapter is devoted to a different structure - water towers, coal bunkers, winding towers, breakers (ore, coal and stone), lime kilns, grain elevators, blast furnaces, steel mills and factory facades. These are organised according to typologies, most of which are presented as tableaux or suites of about twelve images each. The book contains close to 2000 individual images.

" The format of Typologies, with its catalogue-like arrays of many small images...invite[s] a comparative examination..." -- Brian Hayes, American Scientist
& quot; The format of Typologies, with its catalogue-like arrays of many small images...invite[s] a comparative examination...& quot; -- Brian Hayes, American Scientist
"The format of Typologies, with its catalogue-like arrays of many small images...invite[s] a comparative examination..."-- Brian Hayes, "American Scientist"

Bernd and Hilla Becher's "Suggestion for a Way of Seeing": Ten Key Ideasp. 7
Armin Zweite
Platesp. 37
Water Towers: plates 1-19
Cooling Towers: plates 20-33
Gastanks: plates 34-39
Winding Towers: plates 40-68
Preparation Plants: plates 69-73
Gravel Plants: plates 74-76
Lime Kilns: plates 77-80
Grain Elevators: plates 81-87
Coal Bunkers: plates 88-92
Blast Furnaces: plates 93-100
Details: plates 101-106
Industrial Facades: plates 107-130
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ISBN: 9780262025652
ISBN-10: 0262025655
Series: The MIT Press
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 228
Published: 1st March 2004
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 29.0 x 29.0  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 2.22