BECHER, Bernhard and Hilla. Anonyme Skulpturen. A Typology of technical Constructions. Düsseldorf and New York: Art-Press and Wittenborn and Co. 1970.
4to.(280 x 218 mm). Publisher's blue cloth and photo-illustrated dust Jacket; pp. 216, 194 black and white photographs; very light wear to the extremities of the dust jacket, otherwise a bright, fresh copy.
First edition, American issue. Text in German, English and French. The Bechers aimed to present industrial buildings as sculpture, and in doing so made 'an aesthetic statement and [established] the artists' position in late twentieth-century art'. Although this work has value as industrial archaeology, it is far more concerned with the sculptural qualities of the buildings and with the presentation of them within the book as works of art, and has had an enormous impact on this account.
PARR, Martin and Gerry BADGER. The Photobook: A History volume II. p. 266.