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Becher, Bernhard [Bernd] & Hilla
Anonyme Skulpturen: A Typology of Technical Constructions.
Art Press, Dusseldorf, 1970. First edition of the Becher's first major photobook with 194 black-and-white photogravure plates. Quarto, original blue cloth. Signed by both Bernd and Hilla Becher on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of shelfwear. Housed in a custom clamshell box. Text in German, English, and French. An exceptional example. "The Bechers’ first major book, Anonyme Skulpturen has had an enormous impact For those who are more interested in the Bechers as artists than as industrial archaeologists, this is the one to have on one’s shelf" (Parr & Badger II:266). "The serial nature of the Bechers’ process rhymes with their mass-produced subjects so that method and subject are splendidly reciprocal, a meditation on identity and difference. The year this book appeared, the Bechers’ work was included in the influential Information show curated by Kynaston McShine at the Museum of Modern Art" (Roth, 194). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB [Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.]
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