About the German photographer, Thomas RUFF (b.1958, in Zell)

Thomas RUFF studied photography with Bernd and Hilla BECHER at the Düsseldorf Art Academy from 1977 to 1985, influenced by Walker EVANS, Eugène ATGET, Karl BLOSSFELDT, Stephen SHORE and William EGGLESTON, among others. In 1999 he received the professorship for photography at the Staatliche Kunstakademie Düsseldorf and led the class for photography there from 2000 to 2006. While still a student, he began his practice of conceptual photography in series; his subjects were interiors, portraits, and views of buildings. These series are followed from 1989 by photographs of the starry sky that are not based on the artist's own photographs. In the years from 1992 to 1995 he produced night photographs, and in 1994 to 1996 stereophotographs. Another series of the 1990s are the 'newspaper photographs'. Since 2003 he has increasingly turned to the alienating effects of digital photography.

Photo books by and on the work of Thomas RUFF

'Aus der Distanz' (1991, Becher-Catalog); 'Fotografien 1979 - heute' (2003); 'Machines' (2004); 'jpegs' (2009); 'Schwarzwald. Landschaft' (2009); 'Through the Looking Brain' (2011); 'Modernism' (2011); 'M.A.R.S.' (2011); 'Stellar Landscapes' (2012); 'Sterne' (2013); 'Newspaper Photographs' (2014); 'Lichten' (2014); 'Natura Morte' (2015); 'Interieurs' (2017); 'Düsseldorf School of Photography' (2017); 'LAND_SCOPE' (2018); 'Thomas Ruff' (2020); 'Schule des Augenblicks' (2021); 'Tableaux Chinois' (2022)

Out-of-print catalog 'Schwarzwald.Landschaft.' focuses on the Black Forest as the starting point and recurring motif constant in the work of the prominent German photographer Thomas RUFF and the multifaceted landscape theme in his complex pictorial cosmos
198,00 € *
This catalog volume contains a summary of Thomas RUFF's exhibitions to date - from his earliest beginnings to his most recent works - and thus provides a complete overview of the entire oeuvre of one of the famous artists of the Düsseldorf Photo School.
0,00 € * Weight 0.8 kg
Photo-text volume 'The Düsseldorf School of Photography' traces its ascendancy from the mid-1970s. Filled with superb reproductions of the artists' best-known pictures, this compendium offers the first encyclopaedic overview of this important movement.
0,00 € Weight 2.4 kg
The focus of the catalog illuminating the early phase of the BECHER school is on the mutual influences between the image concepts emerging in Düsseldorf and the innovations of the 'New-Color Photography' and the 'New Topographics' movement in the U.S..
178,00 € * Weight 1.8 kg
Long time out-of-print catalog volume 'Aus der Distanz' features works by Bernd and Hilla BECHER as well as by Becher students Andreas GURSKY, Candida HÖFER, Axel HÜTTE, Thomas RUFF, Thomas STRUTH as well as Petra WUNDERLICH. And it contains two texts.
68,00 € *
'Ludwig Wittgenstein. Photography as Analytical Practice' contains his album, photographs of automata, and other self-portraits. In addition, the book places his photographs in a dialogue with the photographic practice and theory of contemporary artists.
298,00 € * Weight 1.8 kg
The out-of-print catalog 'Land_Scope' presents a variety of ways in which photo artists such as BIALOBRZESKI, DEVLIN, EGGLESTON, GHIRRI, GÜTSCHOW, HÜTTE, JOHNE, KEETMAN, MOSSE, RIEBESEHL, RUFF, SHORE, SUGIMOTO approach the landscape.
0,00 € * Weight 1 kg
Paperback with photo works by Andreas GURSKY, Candida HÖFER, Axel HÜTTE, Thomas RUFF und Thomas STRUTH
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This 'Special Edition Catalogue' is the first collection world-wide to feature each of the 18 series in Thomas RUFF's extensive portfolio. One of the special points about this collection is the use of different paper grades for the five included books.
0,00 € * Weight 3 kg
For his 'Tableaux chinois', Thomas RUFF has digitally processed Chinese propaganda images distributed worldwide by the Communist Party. In this large-format photo volume, the work transports the images of the 20th century into today's visual language.
128,00 € * Weight 2.2 kg