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The Dusseldorf School of Photography

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The German photographic movement commonly known as the Dusseldorf School of Photography has become synonymous with artistic excellence and innovation. It began in the mid-1970s at the Kunstakademie Dusseldorf, under the instruction of the photographers Bernd and Hilla Becher, known for their comparative grids of mundane industrial buildings captured with an objective and ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published February 1st 2010 by Aperture (first published September 1st 2009)
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Joe
Jan 19, 2011 Joe rated it liked it
The few pages on each of the 11 photographers featured in the book offer brief informative bios with a sprinkling of analysis that's mediocre at best. A few Jeff Wall references doesn't cut it. Probably doesn't help that the text is translated from German. The quality of most of the plates is good, with a few very poorly printed exceptions (notably Hofer). After reading this book I still feel the same about these photographers: love the Bechers. Dig Esser and Wunderlich. Appreciate Gursky. Am ...more
Sam
Mar 08, 2015 Sam rated it liked it
Shelves: university, art, reference
Das einführende Essay zu den im Buch vertretenden Künstlern ist mehr als dürftig - höchstens eine kurze Ideenskizze, denn fundierte Arbeit. Reproduktionen der Bilder sind an und für sich gut, die Universitätsausgabe hat jedoch schon reichlich gelitten. Dank diverser Füchse darf man sich an extremst fundierten Spaltenkommentaren wie "Ach du Scheiße" und "Scharlatane, alles Scharlatane" erfreuen. Das hebt die Wertung schon um einen Stern an.
Als schneller Überblick über die Düsseldorfer Fotoschule
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Terence
Apr 18, 2012 Terence rated it really liked it
Shelves: art, photography
Good finds in here that I didn't know about and some stuff that just pales to the others. I agree, the essay is a bit weak for how long it is. And the criteria seems a bit of a stretch on who is included or not. That said it is an interesting endeavor to pull these photographers together.
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