Mineheads

Mineheads Since Bernd and Hilla Becher have been obsessively photographing imperiled industrial structures such as pithead frames water towers blast furnaces cooling towers gas tanks and silos As doc

  • Title: Mineheads
  • Author: Bernd Becher Hilla Becher
  • ISBN: 9780262024303
  • Page: 355
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Since 1959, Bernd and Hilla Becher have been obsessively photographing imperiled industrial structures such as pithead frames, water towers, blast furnaces, cooling towers, gas tanks, and silos As documenters of the industrial era in Europe and the United States an era now drawing to a close they are not only photographers, but industrial archaeologists, salvagingSince 1959, Bernd and Hilla Becher have been obsessively photographing imperiled industrial structures such as pithead frames, water towers, blast furnaces, cooling towers, gas tanks, and silos As documenters of the industrial era in Europe and the United States an era now drawing to a close they are not only photographers, but industrial archaeologists, salvaging testimonies of past developments in the form of readable documents for posterity At the same time, the Bechers could also be called conceptual artists, as their photographs reveal the meaning and transformative character of structure Regardless of their subject, the Bechers photographic technique has remained constant for decades Eschewing dramatic lighting effects, they shoot under overcast skies, framing their subject in the center of the picture and shooting from a slightly raised standpoint The effect of their cool, rigorous approach is to reduce the individual structures they photograph within each typological category to morphological studies executed with artful neutrality Their singleminded vision, signature style, and photographic identity have influenced an entire generation of younger photographers and have had a major impact on the worlds of conceptual art, architecture, sculpture, and criticism.

    Home The Old Ship Aground Enjoy our traditonal pub meals and river cottage style dishes. Defence of the Reich The Defence of the Reich German Reichsverteidigung is the name given to the strategic defensive aerial campaign fought by the Luftwaffe over German occupied Europe and Nazi Germany during World War II.Its aim was to prevent the destruction of German civilians, military and civil industries by the Western Allies.The day and night air battles over Germany during the war involved thousands of

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  • I have a thing for derelict industrial architecture, and this book is a veritable feast of meticulously-cataloged mineheads. The photographers hail from Germany, so most of the photos are from Germany, France, Belgium, and Wales. The most elaborate gear is from France and Belgium, where the fanciful ironwork is reminiscent of the Eiffel tower. The scariest mineheads in this book are ricketty wooden conglomerations from the mountains of Pennsylvania and the oldest mineheads are from Wales. The Be [...]


  • Okay I'll settle for the translation, but I really think Fördertürme sounds much better than mineheads.The Becher's kind of photography is razorsharp in the mental way, considering the fact that most of the main characters in these pictures have long gone. The human urge to destruct, is too overwhelming to be able to see, what beauty their, or their grandparents, hands have made. These photo's are a magnificent holiday through time. Between everyday anthems, that still bring their shade on hum [...]


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