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Becher, Hilla

Overview
Works: 323 works in 765 publications in 6 languages and 7,159 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs  History  Biography  Catalogs  Illustrated works  Exhibition, pictorial works  Photographs 
Roles: Photographer, Illustrator, Author, Other, Creator, Artist, Honoree, Contributor, Actor, Narrator, Interviewer, Interviewee
Classifications: TR706, 770.922
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Industrial landscapes by Bernd Becher( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 443 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)
Typologies by Bernd Becher( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bernd and Hilla Becher's photography can be considered conceptual art, typological study, and topological documentation. Their work can be linked to the Neue Sachlichkeit movement of the 1920s and to such masters of German photography as Karl Blossfeldt, August Sander, and Albert Renger-Patzsch. Their photographs of industrial structures, taken over the course of forty years, are the most important body of work in independent objective photography. A keynote of their contributions to "industrial archaeology" has been their creation of typologies of different types of buildings; this book, which accompanies a major retrospective exhibition, collects all known Becher studies of industrial building types and presents them as a visual encyclopedia." "Each chapter is devoted to a different structure - water towers, coal bunkers, winding towers, breakers (ore, coal, and stone), lime kilns, grain elevators, blast furnaces, steel mills, and factory facades. These are organized according to typologies, most of which are presented as tableaux or suites of about twelve images each. The book contains more than 1,500 individual images. The accompanying text by Armin Zweite is an essential art historical consideration of the Bechers' work. This ultimate Becher book stands as a capstone to the Bechers' unique body of work."--Jacket
Pennsylvania coal mine tipples by Bernd Becher( Book )

14 editions published in 1991 in 3 languages and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grain elevators by Bernd Becher( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 252 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 )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 240 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
Blast furnaces by Bernd Becher( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bernd and Hilla Becher : basic forms by Bernd Becher( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Typologien industrieller Bauten : [anläßlich der Ausstellung ... der Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf ...] by Bernd Becher( Book )

12 editions published in 2003 in German and English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basic forms of industrial buildings by Bernd Becher( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stonework and lime kilns by Bernd Becher( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bernd and Hilla Becher by Bernd Becher( Book )

7 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New topographics : Robert Adams, Lewis Baltz, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Joe Deal, Frank Gohlke, Nicholas Nixon, John Schott, Stephen Shore, Henry Wessel, Jr. by Britt Salvesen( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 120 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
Was wir tun, ist letztlich Geschichten erzählen ... : Bernd und Hilla Becher ; eine Einführung in Leben und Werk by Susanne Lange( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in German and English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 115 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
Framework houses : of the Siegen industrial region by Bernd Becher( Book )

13 editions published between 1977 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Siegen industrial region is located in Germany some sixty miles east of Cologne. It is one of the oldest iron-producing regions of Europe. For a long time a law, passed in 1790, regulated the use of wood for building purposes intending to save wood, which, in the form of charcoal, was the energy base for iron-smelting. Owing to this self-imposed restriction an ideal framework structure in housebuilding developed, eliminating all construction elements that served only ornamental purposes."--BOOK JACKET
Fachwerkhäuser des Siegener Industriegebietes by Bernd Becher( Book )

11 editions published between 1977 and 2000 in German and Undetermined and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bernd & Hilla Becher, Robert Smithson : field trips : Museu Serralves, Museu de Arte Contemporanea by Bernd Becher( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published in 1970 in 4 languages and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grundformen by Bernd Becher( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in German and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die photographische Bestandsaufnahme industrieller Bauten, an der Bernd und Hilla Becher seit mehr als drei Jahrzehnten arbeiten, gehört heute zu den international bedeutsamsten Leistungen auf dem Gebiet der Künstlerischen Sachphotographie
Bernd & Hilla Becher : tipologie = typologien = typologies by Bernd Becher( Book )

9 editions published in 1990 in 4 languages and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Industrial landscapes
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TypologiesGrain elevatorsCooling towersBlast furnacesBernd and Hilla Becher : basic formsTypologien industrieller Bauten : [anläßlich der Ausstellung ... der Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf ...]Basic forms of industrial buildingsNew topographics : Robert Adams, Lewis Baltz, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Joe Deal, Frank Gohlke, Nicholas Nixon, John Schott, Stephen Shore, Henry Wessel, Jr.
Languages
English (98)

German (66)

Italian (6)

Spanish (4)

French (2)

Dutch (1)