.In stock (German version only).
Presentation by Walther Koenig:
"In contrast to the consciously sober – but far from clinical images of his earlier series, Schmidt uses atmosphere-laden details with high-contrast black-and-white images of cityscapes, details in nature, and portraits in Waffenruhe to create a subjective, leaden picture of a still-divided city.
He no longer deploys the techniques of pure documentation, but brings together surprising combinations of images to express a generationʼs dystopian sense of life shortly before the fall of the Wall. Schmidt evokes a world of ruptures and absences that eschews a confident, comprehensive point of view.
The images work with Schleefʼs text to create a brusque, entirely individual perspective on the fragility of human existence.
The first edition, published in 1987 by the Berlin-based Dirk Nishen Verlag quickly sold out and continues to fetch high prices on the antiquarian book market. Thirty years later, Waffenruhe is now being reprinted. This artistʼs book – often included on lists of the most influential photographic books of all time – is once again being made available."
NB: This book was originally offered in two distinct editions: English or German. but the English edition is sold out by the publisher.
Texts (in German only) by Janos Frecot, Einar Schleef, Karin Schmidt et Thomas Weski.
82 pages - Softcover
Walther Koenig, 2018
Format : 26.5 x 30 cm
New - Mint condition
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