Assembly, by German photographer Thomas Florschuetz (born 1957), is a photographic juxtaposition of the Indian Palace of Justice and parliament in Chandigarh, designed by Le Corbusier, with Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, by architect Oscar Niemeyer (a student of Le Corbusier’s).
Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited by D.J. Schreiber. Text by Dieter Bartetzko, Thomas Florschuetz, Daniel J. Schreiber, Johannes Meinhardt, Britta Buhlmann.
Alongside Gursky, Höfer, Ruff and Struth, Thomas Florschuetz is one of the most important German documentary photographers. Unlike them, however, Florschuetz never studied with the Bechers, and is essentially an autodidact. This volume present an overview of his work from 1997 to 2010, concentrating on his architectural photography.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Text by Alessandra Pace, Ulf E. Ziegler.
The aesthetic properties of fighter jets—their textures, lines and colors—are advanced in Thomas Florschuetz's latest monograph. Photographing these jets in the Sonora Desert in Arizona, Florschuetz (born 1957) abstracts and recomposes their qualities so that the martial purposes of these once-lethal war machines are almost neutralized, and reassigned as archeological remains.
Published by Richter Verlag. Essays by Hubertus von Ameluxen, Eugen Blume and Jhim Lamoree.
It is above all the intrinsically bizarre form of the orchid that occasions Thomas Florschuetz's Flower Pieces. By means of cool stage settings and the blown-up extravagance of their natural size, the anthropomorphic forms of these flora are transformed into something that cannot be clearly named, but which stands as a metaphor of proliferative being even today.