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Becher, Bernd 1931-2007

Overview
Works: 330 works in 952 publications in 7 languages and 10,361 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs  History  Illustrated works  Biography  Catalogs  Exhibition, pictorial works  Photographs  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Illustrator, Creator, Artist, Honoree, Other, Contributor, Narrator, Actor
Classifications: TR706, 779.96
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Water towers by Bernd Becher( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Framework houses : of the Siegen industrial region by Bernd Becher( Book )

17 editions published between 1977 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Industrial façades by Bernd Becher( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and Spanish and held by 344 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
Gas tanks by Bernd Becher( Book )

16 editions published in 1993 in 3 languages and held by 336 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
Mineheads by Bernd Becher( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and Italian and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Duotone photographs, Documents imperiled industrial structures
Pennsylvania coal mine tipples by Bernd Becher( Book )

15 editions published in 1991 in 3 languages and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grain elevators by Bernd Becher( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 255 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
Blast furnaces by Bernd Becher( Book )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cooling towers by Bernd Becher( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bernd & Hilla Becher's photography can be considered conceptual art, typological study & topological documentation. They have been photographing cooling towers since the 1960s. This volume contains photographs of cooling towers - in their different shapes and structural forms - from Belgium, England, France, Germany, Holland & the US
Zeche Zollern 2 : Aufbruch zur modernen Industriearchitektur u. Technik : Entstehung u. Bedeutung e. Musteranlage in Dortmund um d. Jahrhundertwende by Hans Günther Conrad( Book )

11 editions published in 1977 in German and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anonyme Skulpturen : a typology of technical constructions by Bernd Becher( Book )

11 editions published in 1970 in 3 languages and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bernd and Hilla Becher by Bernd Becher( Book )

7 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New topographics by Britt Salvesen( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at Britt Salvesen's exhibition 'New Topographics', which was first held in 1975. Demonstrating the historical significance of the exhibition and its continuing relevance, the book presents selected works from the exhibition, installation views, contextual comparisons and an illustrated checklist of the show
Stephen Shore : Photographs 1973-1993 by Stephen Shore( Book )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of Shore's highly influential work includes many photographs from his renowned monograph, Uncommon Places, and the images are evocative cross-sections of the enculturated landscape, American, Scottish, Italian, and Mexican. The book includes texts by Bernd and Hilla Becher, James L. Enyeart, Thomas Weski, Heinz Liesbrock, and Stephen Shore. An extraordinary retrospective of an American visionary
Fachwerkhäuser des Siegener Industriegebietes by Bernd Becher( Book )

12 editions published between 1977 and 2000 in German and Undetermined and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aus der Distanz : Photographien by Bernd Finkeldey( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in German and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wassertürme by Bernd Becher( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in German and Undetermined and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Architektur der Förder- und Wassertürme : Industriearchitektur des 19. Jahrhunderts. Die technische Entwicklung / Heinrich Schönberg und Jan Werth by Bernd Becher( Book )

18 editions published in 1971 in German and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ruhrblicke = Ruhr views by Sigrid Schneider( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 88 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
Typologien industrieller Bauten by Bernd Becher( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in German and English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Becher, Bernd

Becher, Bernd 1931-2007

Becher, Bernhard.

Becher Bernhard 1931-2007

Becher, Bernhard und Hilla

Becher, Hilla

Bernd Becher

Bernd Becher Duits fotograaf (1931-2007)

Languages
English (185)

German (131)

Italian (11)

Portuguese (5)

Spanish (4)

French (1)

Dutch (1)

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Framework houses : of the Siegen industrial regionIndustrial façadesGas tanksMineheadsGrain elevatorsBlast furnacesCooling towersNew topographicsRuhrblicke = Ruhr views