Michael Schmidt : Waffenruhe

Description

Waffenruhe, a now classic photobook by Michael Schmidt (1945-2014), was first published in 1987 by the Berlin-based Dirk Nishen Verlag. It quickly sold out and continues to fetch high prices on the antiquarian book market; it is reprinted here for the first time. The book is Schmidt's portrait of a still-divided Berlin: it brings together surprising combinations of high-contrast, black-and-white images to express a generation's dystopian sense of life shortly before the fall of the Wall. Schmidt evokes a world of ruptures and absences that eschews any comprehensive perspective. The images combine with a text by author and director Einar Schleef to create a brusque, entirely individual vision of the fragility of human existence--a book that is regularly included among the most influential photographic books of the 20th century.

Details

Author(s)
Michael Schmidt, Janos Frecot, Einar Schleef, Karin Schmidt, Thomas Weski
Format
Paperback | 82 pages
Dimensions
265 x 300 x 12.7mm | 589.67g
Publication date
30 Dec 2018
Publisher
Verlag Der Buchhandlung Walther Konig
Publication City/Country
Cologne, Germany
Language
English
Illustrations note
39 b/w
ISBN10
3960983026
ISBN13
9783960983026
Bestsellers rank
243,584