Bernd and Hilla Becher met in Düsseldorf at the end of the fifties and have been working together since then, for over forty years, on an archive for industrial architecture.
This exhibition catalogue accompanying a show at Munich's Haus der Kunst collects all known Becher studies of industrial building types and presents them as a visual encyclopedia. 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.
- Author: Bernd Becher and Hilla Becher
- Hardcover: 228 pages
- Date published: March 2004
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-0262025652
- Dimensions: 29.0 x 29.0 cm