Germany, Germany …

Photographs from two countries by Rudolf Holtappel und Thomas Kläber

Two countries, two photographers, reflections on two living environments viewed through the camera with ironic distance: the Ruhr region of West Germany from the 1950s to the 1970s (Holtappel) and the East Germany of the 1970s and 1980s (Kläber).
Despite the differences of perspective and origin, both of these photographic chroniclers provides us with an irresistible perspective. With great perspicacity for what is easily missed and yet so characteristic in everyday life, Holtappel and Kläber record fascinating historical events, at times succinctly, at times with gentle humour.
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Germany, Germany …

November 2010

ISBN 978-3-86678-496-3

23,00 × 23,00 cm

124 pages

63 b/w and 63 duplex illustrations

Hardcover, bound

Languages: German

Silke von Berswordt-Wallrabe, Perdita von Kraft, Martin Mäntele, Beate Reifenscheid

Text by
Rolf Lindner, Maria Schulte

Design by
Klaus-Peter Plehn, Kerber Verlag

The illustrated book was published on the occasion of the exhibition „Deutschland, Deutschland … Fotografien aus zwei Ländern von Rudolf Holtappel und Thomas Kläber“, among others 15 January to 8 May 2011, Situation Kunst (für Max Imdahl), Bochum; 11 September to 30 October 2011, Ulmer Museum, Ulm; November 2011 to January 2012 Ludwig Museum, Koblenz as well as February to April 2012, Kunstmuseum Dieselkraftwerk Cottbus.