Unique offer to mark the re-release of the English-language edition of Michael SCHMIDT's classic 'Waffenruhe'!
"Photographer Michael SCHMIDT’s latest obsession is the mechanized, industrialized food system of contemporary Western culture. Using his trademark style combining social documentary and urban topographics, he explores the fascinating topic of how we feed ourselves, from the farm to the table (or the fast-food restaurant).
This impeccably produced book, clothbound, embossed and slipcased, is a series of images only – no text – that looks at the processes and residue of the food system in Europe. The images are arresting, and the subject matter urgent, whether it’s a huge pile of discarded food or the details of turning nutrition into big business." (publisher's note)
'Lebensmittel' was selected as one of the Best Books of 2012 in Paris by: Adam Bell - Colin Pantall - Martin Parr - Christian Patterson and Tom Claxton
WAFFENRUHE, ENGLSIH RE-EDIT:
"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 generation’s 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 SCHLEEF’s 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 artist’s book – often included on lists of the most influential photographic books of all time – is once again being made available." (publisher's note)
Einmaliges Angebot anlässlich der Wiederauflageder englisch-sprachigen Ausgabe von Michael SCHMIDTs Klassiker 'Waffenruhe'!