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German artist Thomas Demand occupies a singular position in the world of photography. Initially he took up photography to record his ephemeral paper constructions, but in 1993 he turned the tables by making constructions in order to photograph them. Demand begins by translating a preexisting image, usually culled from the media, into a life-size model he makes out of color ...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published March 15th 2005 by Museum of Modern Art
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"Demand's picture is of a model which, in turn, is about a model. In producing this work, Demand looked at Heinrich Hoffmann's archival photographs showing Hitler and Speer with the maquette for the national pavilion. In the 1930s Speer was in charge of plans to transform Berlin into Germania, the capital of the pan–Germanic state. Hitler supervised these plans closely, revealing his original ambition to be an architect. […] Toward the end of his life, Hitler spent a lot of time in the bunker of ...more