Thomas Struth - Unconscious Places

Thomas Struth - Unconscious Places

Hardback (03 Sep 2020) | English

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Synopsis

Thomas Struth is one of the best-known photographers to come out of the school of Bernd and Hilla Becher. In this celebrated volume, Struth presents a series of urban streetscapes from cities such as Edinburgh, Lima, Pyongyang, Naples, and New York City, all taken in similar conditions-devoid of human activity. Struth refers to these mundane buildings, unpopulated streets and anonymous facades as "unconscious places"-environments that are imbued with meaning only by the viewer. Captured with exquisite technical prowess and presented with powerful, restrained neutrality, Struth's images allow us to fully appreciate a city's character-from its telephone wires above to the pavement below. Renowned sociologist Richard Sennett's illuminating essay reveals how Struth's sober, lucid photography leads the viewer to create their own conclusions, rather than forcing a perspective. The resulting interplay among photographer, viewer, and landscape may hold the key to understanding how architecture affects our daily lives.

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Prestel

Prestel

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Book information

ISBN: 9783791386683
Publisher: Prestel
Imprint: Prestel
Pub date:
DEWEY: 779.4092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 1364g
Height: 236mm
Width: 247mm
Spine width: 30mm