Bernd and Hilla Becher have profoundly influenced the international photography world over the past several decades. Their unique genre, which falls somewhere between topological documentation and conceptual art, is in line with the aesthetics of such early-twentieth-century masters of German photography as Karl Blossfeldt, Germaine Krull, Albert ...
Bernd and Hilla Becher have profoundly influenced the international photography world over the past several decades. Their unique genre, which falls somewhere between topological documentation and conceptual art, is in line with the aesthetics of such early-twentieth-century masters of German photography as Karl Blossfeldt, Germaine Krull, Albert Renger-Patzsch, and August Sander. Framework Houses, their first and most famous book, was originally published in Germany in 1977 and quickly went out of print. This new edition of that classic work takes advantage of reproduction and printing technologies not available in 1977.Most of the houses in the book were built between 1870 and 1914 in the Siegen region of Germany, one of the oldest iron-producing areas of Europe. The houses were built by immigrants who came to work in the mines or blast furnace plants. In 1790 a law was enacted to save wood for iron production by preventing its excessive use for house-building. The law prescribed the amount of lumber structurally required and forbade the construction of elements serving only ornamental purposes. It also specified the maximum strength for beams, sills, cornerposts, and studs. A functional framework, combined with neoclassical proportions, determined the new type of house; it was also applied to other buildings such as barns, churches, schools, inns, shops, factories, and mine structures.* Not for sale in France, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, and Austria
Good. 0262024993 Former library copy. Hardcover book with very light overall wear to the dust jacket and the exterior. There are library markings through out the book. The binding is tight. The pages are clean with no markings. Fast shipping!
Very good in very good dust jacket. Unmarked pages, strong binding. Minor scuffs and scratches on dust jacket. Small tear on rear of dust jacket, small bump on cloth hardcover. Publisher remainder mark on top of page edge. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 384 p. Contains: Halftones, duotone. Audience: General/trade.
Fine in Fine jacket. Hardcover in dust jacket. First printing of MIT's 2001 reissue of photographers' Bernd and Hilla Becher's first book, which features framework houses of the Siegen region of Germany. Book is in fine, unread, gift-giving condition, crisp and clean, with tight binding and sharp corners. Unpriced dust jacket is unblemished, fresh and bright. Luminous full-page black-and-white plates throughout. 4to. 350 pp. In protective Mylar. Heavy--will require additional postage if shipped outside the U.S.
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