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The Düsseldorf School of Photography Hardcover – February 28, 2010

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"...The Düsseldorf School of Photography [is] a must buy for anyone interested in contemporary photography... the book can serve as a fantastic introduction to the people who made contemporary photography what it currently is." --Joerg Colberg --Conscientious Blog

Anyone hoping to comprehend art photography today must reckon with the crystalline, super-sized work of Andreas Gursky, Thomas Ruff, Candida Höfer and other Germans who studied in the 1970s and '80s under Bernd and Hilla Becher. In Stefan Gronert's "The Düsseldorf School of Photography," superbly printed images by these artists--Mr. Gursky's hypnotic picture of a "99 Cent" store in California, for starters--accompany a helpful essay that fills in gaps about the Bechers and their influential progeny. --Richard Woodward, Wall Street Journal, December 16, 2010

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The Dsseldorf School has become an acknowledged label, and today is synonymous with high artistic standards and a highly diverse and innovative approach to the medium. Our book deals with three issues: The work and teachings of Hilla and Bernd Becher who in 1976 gave artistic photography an institutional roof at the Dsseldorf Art Academy.

Two generations of celebrated artists have since emerged, including Thomas Struth, Thomas Ruff, Andreas Gursky, Candida Hfer, Petra Wunderlich, Axel Htte, Elger Esser, Laurenz Berges et al. And finally the image factory, "Grieger Lab," where the artists discovered the technical potential of large-format photography. Today, Grieger Lab produces big

prints for more than 150 artists the world over. The book offers a first encyclopedic overview and introduces the artists with their best-known pictures. There has been no other art movement in Germany since the Bauhaus to possess such a worldwide appeal as this new Dsseldorf School.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Aperture; 1 edition (February 28, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1597111368
  • ISBN-13: 978-1597111362
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 10.2 x 12.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,194,031 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By BfloBen on October 4, 2010
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This beautifully illustrated and classy publication is well worth reading. The introduction is informative and insightful about the photographers, their background and their photos. The photos range from the seemingly banal to the strikingly artistic. I returned several times to some of the photos to look for the point, the content, the meaning and each time discovered a bit more and learned more about the subtle and aesthetic qualities of photos. This is not a "look at my pretty large format huge depth of field pictures" book... it is about the search for style and technique and for the order, disorder and art that saturates our world and remains just beyond our view until someone with a camera says... "Look...this is how to see...and know."
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A little expensive but the reproductions are excellent and the represents a short introduction to the school and then to the individual photographers included.
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The Best Fashion Book!
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received a Like New one that actally had a page torn out, received a brand new one very soon after. very happy with handling/purchase.
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This book is amazing and well printed but the one I received had two important pages ripped off, tear down in the middle of the printed pictures.
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