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Becher, Bernd 1931-2007

Works: 242 works in 686 publications in 7 languages and 9,183 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs  History  Biography  Interviews  Exhibition, pictorial works  Catalogs 
Roles: Photographer, Author, Illustrator, Creator, Artist, Contributor, Other, Honoree, Actor
Classifications: TR706, 770.922
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Most widely held works by Bernd Becher
Water towers by Bernd Becher( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and German and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gas tanks by Bernd Becher( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foto's van gashouders in Engeland, Frankrijk, België, Duitsland en de Verenigde staten over de jaren 1963-1992 voorzien van een korte inleiding
Framework houses : of the Siegen industrial region by Bernd Becher( Book )

12 editions published between 1977 and 2001 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Industrial façades by Bernd Becher( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The more than two-hundred striking duotone plates in Hilla and Bernd Becher's Industrial Facades continue the famous Dusseldorf photographers' formal investigation of industrial structures, in this case the frontal elevations of factory buildings. Like the Bechers's earlier books on water towers, blast furnaces, and gas tanks, Industrial Facades once again clearly displays their serenely cool, rigorous approach to the structures they photograph as variations on an ideal form. The Bechers make no attempt to analyze or explain their subjects. Captions contain only the barest of information: time and place
Blast furnaces by Bernd Becher( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pennsylvania coal mine tipples by Bernd Becher( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mineheads by Bernd Becher( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and Italian and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Duotone photographs, Documents imperiled industrial structures
Grain elevators by Bernd Becher( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bernd and Hilla Becher's almost fifty-year collaboration constitutes the most important project in objective and conceptual photography today. With this volume, grain elevators join the list of building types documented by the Bechers in their book-length studies: water towers, blast furnaces, gas tanks, oil tanks, mineheads, frame houses, and cooling towers. Grain elevators are towering structures in the flat, vast landscape of the world's granaries. Providing a fast and efficient method of loading and unloading grain to keep pace with the industrial production methods of the nineteenth century, they made possible a tremendous increase in the trafficking and processing of grain. Scooping, pouring, and spitting, they both illustrated and inspired Le Corbusier's idea of buildings as functioning machines. Monumental, essential, and visually arresting, grain elevators belong as much to the American imagination and landscape as to the European. The photographs of grain elevators in this volume were taken in Germany, Belgium, France, and America. But the specificity of time and place is erased in these photographs; the monolithic structures evoke the agricultural prosperity of a vanished era and the vacancy that replaces it today. Bernd and Hilla Becher have collaborated since 1959. Founders of the internationally acclaimed Becher class at the Dusseldorf Art Academy, they have received numerous awards, including the Golden Lion at the 1990 Venice Biennale and the 2002 Erasmus Award. Bernd Becher retired as Professor at the Düsseldorf Academy of Art in 1999
Cooling towers by Bernd Becher( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in 3 languages and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anonyme Skulpturen by Bernd Becher( Book )

15 editions published in 1970 in 3 languages and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zeche Zollern 2 : Aufbruch zur modernen Industriearchitektur u. Technik : Entstehung u. Bedeutung e. Musteranlage in Dortmund um d. Jahrhundertwende by Hans Günther Conrad( Book )

10 editions published in 1977 in German and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bernd and Hilla Becher by Bernd Becher( Book )

5 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Architektur der Förder- und Wassertürme [von] Bernhard und Hilla Becher. Heinrich Schönberg und Jan Werth: Die technische Entwicklung by Bernd Becher( Book )

13 editions published in 1971 in German and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Shore : Photographs 1973-1993 by Stephen Shore( Book )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ruhrblicke = Ruhr views by Sigrid Schneider( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Ruhr Views' presents portraits of the Ruhr valley region in West Germany by 11 internationally renowned photographers. An essay by Sigrid Schneider offers insight into the myths and character of the Ruhr, and Thomas Weski provides a detailed introduction to the participating artists and their work and describes their working methods
Industrial landscapes by Bernd Becher( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in German and English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. Industrial Landscapes introduces a new aspect to the Bechers' photography, one that will surprise connoisseurs of their work. Whereas their previously published works concentrated on isolated industrial objects, they now show huge industrial sites amid their natural surroundings. They move away from the objective, severe image to present slightly more narrative, interpretive images of the industrial environment as a whole. Although the photographs in Industrial Landscapes were taken over the past forty years, they are published here for the first time. The industrial structures shown include a wide range of coal mines, iron ore mines, steel mills, power stations with cooling towers, lime kilns, grain elevators, and so on. They represent industrial regions in Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands, and the United States (Alabama, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania)
Fachwerkhäuser des Siegener Industriegebietes by Bernd Becher( Book )

8 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in German and Undetermined and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schulgesetz und Schulordnungen im Freistaat Sachsen : Praxiskommentar by Ludwig Niebes( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in German and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aus der Distanz : Photographien by Bernd Finkeldey( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in German and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Was wir tun, ist letztlich Geschichten erzählen - : Bernd und Hilla Becher ; eine Einführung in Leben und Werk by Susanne Lange( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Water towers
Alternative Names
Becher, Bernd.

Becher, Bernd 1931-2007

Becher, Bernhard.

Becher Bernhard 1931-2007

Becher, Bernhard und Hilla.

Becher, Hilla

Bernd Becher

Gas tanksFramework houses : of the Siegen industrial regionIndustrial façadesBlast furnacesMineheadsGrain elevatorsCooling towersRuhrblicke = Ruhr viewsIndustrial landscapes