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  Bernd and Hilla Becher Essay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The initial impetus that led the young Bernd Becher to begin photographing such subjects in the late 1950s was purely practical: he wanted to use his recordings as raw material for the paintings he was then making in a Neue Sachlichkeit style.
Bernd and Hilla Becher, quoted in "Interview mit Bernd und Hilla Becher," in Bernd und Hilla Becher (Munich: WB Verlag, 1989), p.
Bernd and Hilla Becher, quoted in Angela Grauerholz and Anne Ramsden, "Photographing Industrial Architecture: An Interview with Bernd and Hilla Becher," Parachute 22 (Spring 1981), p.
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  Bernd and Hilla Becher - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bernd and Hilla Becher (Bernd born 1931, Hilla 1934) are German photographers most known for their collection of industrial building images examining the similarities and differences in structure and appearance.
Together, the Bechers went out with a large format camera and photographed these buildings from a number of different angles, but always with a straightforward objective point of view.
As the founders of what has come to be known as the ‘Becher school’ they have brought their influence in a unique way to bear on generations of documentary photographers and artists.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bernd_and_Hilla_Becher   (411 words)

 bernd & hilla becher | 3ayak.org
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bernd ve hilla becher almanya'nın en çok bilinen endüstriyel mimari fotoğrafçıları.
bernd ve hilla becher, alman fotoğraf ekolünün hatta fotoğraf dünyasının en önemli isimlerinden ve emin olun 1.
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 Guggenheim Collection - Artist - Becher - Biography
Bernd Becher was born August 20, 1931, in Siegen, Germany.
Hilla Becher was born Hilla Wobeser on September 2, 1934, in Potsdam, Germany.
She studied painting at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, where she met Bernd Becher.
www.guggenheimcollection.org /site/artist_bio_14.html   (332 words)

 Art Photographers in Germany after 1945 - Bernd & Hilla Becher - Goethe-Institut Singapore / German Cultural Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Of Hilla and Bernd: The Ambivalence of Objectivity * mr.snow 5/9 The work of Hilla and Bernd Becher is not seen in the architecture of industrial Europe and America.
The art of the Becher's is inseparable from their life over the last thirty years, and is only manifest in the relentlessness of their task.
In the photographs of the Becher's, the most effective and possibly devastating cultural machine to be perfected during the industrial age, the camera, is turned on these signals of a successful and wealthy society.
www.goethe.de /ins/sg/pro/artphoto/photo/becher.htm   (698 words)

 Hilla Becher, Bernd Becher, Cornelius Tittel: High precision industrial age souvenirs - signandsight
Bernd and Hilla Becher have taken thousands of them over the last 50 years.
An early photograph reminds Hilla Becher primarily of the paranoid reaction of the Germans in the fifties and sixties, who suspected the married photographer couple of being enemy agents.
Bernd Becher makes a small dismissive hand gesture, as if it was all so simple.
signandsight.com /features/338.html   (1847 words)

 Alibris: Bernd Becher
Typological, repetitive, at times oddly humorous, Bernd and Hilla Becher's photographs of industrial structures are, in their cumulative effect, profoundly moving.
Hilla and Bernd Becher's cool, objective photographs of industrial structures have earned them a special position in international photography.
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.
www.alibris.com /search/books/author/Becher,Bernd   (477 words)

 Tate Modern | Past Exhibitions | Cruel and Tender
Bernd and Hilla Becher met while they were working for an advertising agency in Düsseldorf in the late 1950s.
Bernd had trained as a painter and lithographer, and Hilla had studied photography.
Bernd Becher taught at the Düsseldorf Art Academy, and their work has become an important influence for many of his former students, including Andreas Gursky, Thomas Ruff and Thomas Struth.
www.tate.org.uk /modern/exhibitions/cruelandtender/becher.htm   (138 words)

 Bernd Becher - The MIT Press
Bernd and Hilla Becher have collaborated since 1959.
Bernd Becher retired as Professor at the Düsseldorf Academy of Art in 1999.
These photographs of grain elevators in America, Germany, Belgium, and France are a major addition to the Bechers' ongoing documentation of the vanishing buildings that once defined the industrial landscape of Europe and America.
mitpress.mit.edu /catalog/author?aid=793   (217 words)

 eBay - bernd hilla becher, Prints, Art items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Framework Houses by Bernd Becher, Hilla Becher (2001)
NEW - Framework Houses by Bernd Becher; Hilla Becher
Framework Houses by Bernd and Hilla Becher, 1977, 1st
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 Bernd and Hilla Becher: Typologies of industrial Buildings - Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, K21 Kunstsammlung am ...
Typologies of industrial Buildings by Bernd and Hilla Becher is the first temporary exhibition, which K21 dedicates exclusively to the art of photography.
Bernd and Hilla becher have been busy searching their stock of prints and negatives and modifying or extending older typologies.
For many years Bernd and Hilla Becher have been recording documents in Europe and Northern America of an industry which in the meantime has often been demolished or otherwise preserved as a monument to industrial evolution.
www.absolutearts.com /artsnews/2003/12/01/31591.html   (416 words)

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An early photograph reminds Hilla Becher primarily of the paranoid reaction of the Germans in the fifties and sixties, who suspected the married photographer couple of being enemy agents.
But the best part was asking Bernd Becher at the end of this long afternoon how it felt, on top of everything else, to go down in art history as the most influential teacher since Baroque days.
Bernd Becher makes a small dismissive hand gesture, as if it was all so simple.
www.signandsight.com /features/338.html   (2033 words)

 City Pages - The Dream Factory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
A Becher image is generally marked by a surreal and wholly unpopulated sense of overcast desolation.
In this regard the Bechers are photographers squarely in the German tradition, and their impassive treatment of their subjects recalls August Sander's stoic portraits of anonymous citizens or Karl Blossfeldt's architecturally precise studies of plants.
Time and again the Bechers' landscapes reveal little towns precariously accommodating themselves to the insistent, bullying sprawl of industry; entire communities are thrown up in the shadows of these factories and mills, with neighborhoods carved out of the surrounding hills and mountainsides.
citypages.com /databank/24/1163/article11131.asp   (2403 words)

 Guggenheim Museum - Curriculum Online
Since 1957, husband-and-wife team Bernd and Hilla Becher have traveled throughout Europe and North America taking fl-and-white photographs of industrial architecture: water towers, coal silos, blast furnaces, lime kilns, grain elevators, preparation plants, oil refineries, and the like.
As professors at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, the Bechers’ systematic, objective approach to subject matter significantly influenced a younger generation of artists including Elger Esser, Andreas Gursky, Candida Höfer, Thomas Ruff, Jörg Sasse, and Thomas Struth.
Taking into consideration some of the Bechers’ specifications, have students brainstorm a list of common objects or architectural structures that are visually interesting and readily available in their immediate surroundings or neighborhood (for example, manhole covers, hubcaps, fire hydrants, storefronts, doorways).
www.guggenheim.org /artscurriculum/lessons/movpics_becher.php   (815 words)

 Bernd and Hilla Becher   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Bernd Becher was born in Siegen, Germany, in 1931.
Hilla Becher was born Hilla Wobeser in 1934, in Potsdam, Germany.
After winning the 1991 Leone d'Oro award at the Venice Biennale, the Bechers reworked their Venice installation for a retrospective exhibition at the Kunstverein Cologne.
www.diacenter.org /exhibs_b/becher   (223 words)

 bernd + hilla becher
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bechers work has been widely appreciated by engineering
however the bechers had some precedents, for example
www.designboom.com /history/becher.html   (234 words)

 Amazon.com: Robert Smithson / Bernd & Hilla Becher: Field Trips: Books: Robert Smithson,Bernd Becher,Hilla ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
His local guides were the Düsseldorf-based artist duo of Bernd and Hilla Becher, and Konrad Fischer, in whose Düsseldorf gallery Smithson was scheduled to exhibit.
The Bechers had begun their own project of photographing the vernacular industrial architecture of Northern Europe in the early 1960s, and had already spent several months photographing at Oberhausen as well as at adjacent industrial sites.
Neither the Bechers' typologies nor Smithson's projects were possible without prospecting in neglected parts of the landscape, whose distressed state refuted the relationship between history and progress.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/8877571462?v=glance   (562 words)

 red dot online: Exhibition: Bernd and Hilla Becher in Paris   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Centre Pompidou in Paris presents the photographs of Bernd and Hilla Bechers until January 3, 2005.
Bernd and Hilla Becher were awarded, among others, the Golden Lion of the XLIVth Biennale in Venice (1991) and the International Photography Award of the Swedish Hasselblad Foundation (2004).
Bernd Becher was a professor of photography at the National Art Academy in Düsseldorf.
en.red-dot.org /1149.html   (321 words)

 MAM - Collection - Photography - Bernd and Hilla Becher
Hilla and Bernd Becher have embraced and expanded on a German tradition of classification articulated by the philosopher Hegel as "types," or individuals representing not only themselves but a class or category.
The Bechers translated this concept into photographic "typologies," in which a generic group of like structures helps us to understand the essence or "idea" of those structures.
The husband-and-wife team photographs the same types of objects over and over, under the same light conditions and from the same point of view.
www.mam.org /collections/photography_detail_becher.htm   (154 words)

 Amazon.com: Blast Furnaces: Books: Bernd Becher,Hilla Becher   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Becher's serenely cool, disarmingly objective, and notoriously obsessive images of watertowers, gas tanks, grain elevators, blast furnaces, and mine heads have been taken over a period of almost thirty years, under overcast skies, with a view camera that captures each detail and tonality of wood, concrete, brick, and steel.
Bernd and Hilla Becher teach at the Düsseldorf Art Academy.
The Bechers follow in a distinguished line of German photographers that includes August Sander, Albert Renger-Patzsch, and Werner Manz, all of whom contributed in different ways to the definition of "objective" photography.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0262023113?v=glance   (673 words)

 Bernd & Hilla Becher artist and art...the-artists.org
Born Bernd: Aug 20 1931; Hilla: Sept 2 1934, B: Siegen; H: Potsdam, Germany.
They began working as freelance photographers, concentrating on industrial photography.From their first series of photographs of water towers, the artists have not veered from architectural portraiture subjects, using both industrial and domestic structures such as gas tanks, silos, framework houses, and the like.
Berndt and Hilla Becher's photographs of pitheads, taken at collieries all over Britain between 1965 and 1973, are at an opposite extreme to Coalbrookdale by Night because they attempt to be completely detached statements of what pitheads actually look like...
the-artists.org /ArtistView.cfm?id=7889667D-FDC2-471A-A96BF44BF1543791   (176 words)

 Bookstorming.com Bernd & Hilla Becher : Typologien industrieller bauten, Bernd and Hilla Becher,   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Bookstorming.com Bernd & Hilla Becher : Typologien industrieller bauten, Bernd and Hilla Becher,
Typologies of industrial buildings are a trademark of Bernd and Hilla Becher, internationally celebrated exponents of independent object photography.
Complied over decades, their typologies provide a comparative perspective that combines a systematic approach with empirical aestheticism.
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 Bernd and Hilla Becher on artnet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Find works of art, auction results & sale prices of artist Bernd and Hilla Becher at galleries and auctions worldwide.
Klaus Bussmann: Bernd & Hilla Becher – Typologien - Typologies, Schirmer/Mosel, München 1990
August Sander, Karl Blossfeldt, Albert Renger-Patzsch, Bernd und Hilla Becher – Vergleichende Konzeptionen, Hrsg.
www.artnet.com /artist/2179/bernd-and-hilla-becher.html   (158 words)

 Bernd and Hilla Becher Brochure   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
"Bernd and Hilla Becher: The Music of the Blast Furnaces." Art Press (Paris), Jan. 1996, pp.
"Bernd and Hilla Becher: The Function Doesn't Make the Form." Artefactum (Antwerp), Apr. - May 1989, pp.
"Bernd et Hilla Becher ou la photographie monumentaire." Cahiers du Musée National d'Art Moderne(Paris), Spring 1992, pp.
www.albrightknox.org /pastexh/Becher/biblio.html   (169 words)

 Bernd & Hilla Becher - Typologien
The Bechers often focus on architectural structures as the subject of their work.
The Bechers are also important professors of art.
The Bechers believe that this kind of practice is necessary for creating art as well.
www.schaden.com /book/BecBerTyp03143.html   (421 words)

 Cooling Tower (Getty Museum)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Its industrial purpose is communicated by the title, not the structure's appearance.
Centralized and isolated, Bernd and Hilla Becher framed the tower like a gigantic milk bottle placed squarely in a miniaturized landscape, dwarfing the building on its right.
In order to achieve an overall uniform contrast in the print, the Bechers exposed their negatives on overcast days for even lighting.
www.getty.edu /art/gettyguide/artObjectDetails?artobj=40524   (98 words)

 Bernd & Hilla Becher art prints - buy Bernd & Hilla Becher art prints online at Oneposter.com. UK Art Prints store
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