Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited with text by Thomas Weski. Text by Horst Bowith, Heinz Ohff.
A new edition of Michael Schmidt’s 1978 portrait of Berlin-Wedding
After the reissue of German photographer Michael Schmidt’s (1945–2014) legendary photobook Waffenruhe (1987) comes a new edition of Berlin-Wedding (1978), collecting his documentary-style images of Berlin’s Wedding district.
Published by Koenig Books. Text by Janos Frecot, Einar Schleef, Karin Schmidt, Thomas Weski.
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.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Photographs by Michael Schmidt.
Michael Schmidt's brand new series Frauen was especially conceived for the EXPO 2000 in Hanover, and portrays young women in their twenties who are still in the process of developing the characteristic features of a discrete individual identity.
PUBLISHER Walther König, Köln
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 9 x 12 in. / 140 pgs / 56 duotone.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 8/2/2000 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2000
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9783883754239SDNR30 List Price: $50.00 CDN $60.00