Brandenburg (*signed*)

@ Gehrke, Andreas

978-398157358-9

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Presentation by Drittel Books:

" « In principle, the area surrounding Berlin is quite beautiful. The environs of few other German cities possess such a rich character. It emanates an austere allure which, almost Japanese in its subtlety, often leaves a profound impression. But time and again it also appears unfamiliar, and looms rather than it pleases. »

        -- Karl Scheffler, Berlin - The Fate of a City, 1910

In his latest book, Brandenburg, Andreas Gehrke composes a considered portrait of the sparsely populated state that encircles Berlin. A region that has been described as bleak, austere and unforgiving, Gehrke's Brandenburg is marked by moments of incongruity. Drawn to the undefined, the seemingly desolate, he depicts places characterised by transition, absence and indeterminacy.

For over six years Gehrke worked on this project. Consistently renouncing notions of pure documentary photography, his images never make outward reference to historical shifts and processes. Instead they form a series of subtle allusions to the structural and social changes that have befallen Brandenburg in recent decades. Using formal photographic means he imparts each image with a sense of dignity and aesthetic rigour, inviting the viewer to linger over his detailed compositions.

With this publication, Andreas Gehrke has produced a document that transcends the realm of temporality. Brandenburg isn't a depiction of « home »: it examines the aesthetic identity of the region from a detached, analytical perspective. Gehrke’s photographic study is complemented by an essay on landscape by the Swiss sociologist and founder of promenadology, Lucius Burckhardt. "

Texts in German and English. Copies signed by the photographer.

Andreas Gehrke presents this photobook Brandenburg and the more recent Berlin, published in 2021 and also available here as signed copies, as « belonging together ».

160 pages - Linen hardcover

Drittel Books, 2017 (500 copies)

Format : 24 x 29 cm

*Signed*

New - Mint condition

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$54.93

Gehrke, Andreas

Andreas Gehrke is a German photographer based in Berlin. His work is mainly focused on architecture and urbanism; and he is also the founder of the publishing house Drittel Books where he publishes his own photobooks as well as a few other photographers, still in the field of architecture and urbanism, with a clear interest for Germany, and the Berlin city and area in particular. More specifically, he has published with Drittel Books the trilogy "IBM Campus", "Quelle Versand" and "Der Spiegel" (2013), and then "Brandenburg" (2017) and "Berlin" (2021). © Portrait (uncredited) taken from an interview (in English) on the uncube website .
  • Presentation by Drittel Books: " Andreas Gehrke's new book Berlin, presents a portrait of a city many of us thought we already knew. In an extraordinarily intimate way, his photographs lay bare the radical upheavals, discords and new beginnings that have shaped Germany's capital so uniquely. Over the course of six years, Gehrke has created a pictorial...

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  • Presentation by Drittel Books: " Andreas Gehrke's new book Berlin, presents a portrait of a city many of us thought we already knew. In an extraordinarily intimate way, his photographs lay bare the radical upheavals, discords and new beginnings that have shaped Germany's capital so uniquely. Over the course of six years, Gehrke has created a pictorial...

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