The Düsseldorf School of Photography

The Düsseldorf School of Photography

  1. Stefan Gronert
  2. Foreword by Lothar Schirmer
  • ISBN 9780500543566
  • 30.50 x 26.00 cm
  • Hardback
  • 320pp
  • With 163 illustrations in colour and duotone
  • First published 2009
‘A detailed and long-overdue account.… This excellent translation, with its high-quality reproductions, does much to explain the enormous impact of the Düsseldorf phenomenon on contemporary art’ – The Art Newspaper
‘This book feels definitive, its plate section beautifully rendered, as befits the meticulous artistry on offer’ – The World of Interiors
‘Stunning’ – Amateur Photographer

The Düsseldorf School of Photography has become a byword for artistic excellence
and innovation.

This large format, magnificently printed volume traces the school's ascendancy from the mid-1970s, when husband and wife team Bernd and Hilla Becher first gave art photography institutional support and a home.

Filled with superb reproductions of three generations of the participating artists’ best-known photographs, this impeccable survey offers the first thorough overview of this important school, one that now dominates sale-rooms and museums.

Bernd & Hilla Becher
Laurenz Berges
Elger Esser
Andreas Gursky
Candida Höfer
Axel Hütte
Simone Nieweg
Thomas Ruff
Jörg Sasse
Thomas Struth
Petra Wunderlich