gallowhill: Coal Bunkers, 1974 by Bernd Becher and Hilla Becher Husband and wife team Bernd and Hilla Becher began photographing old industrial sites in the 1950s, and described their subjects as ‘buildings where anonymity is accepted to be the style’. (…) Within a few years of completing this work, almost all of the structures had been demolished.
Landscape Architects frequently work to transform areas that contain industrial and toxic waste, infrastructure no longer in use, or land affected by war, natural disaster or disuse. These neglected places, while often having a negative impact on the environment and surrounding community, are simultaneously part of our cultural heritage. Here we’ve selected several of the …
Bernd and Hilla Becher, Bernd Becher, Hilla Becher, Förderturm, 1920, Fosse "Dutemple," Valenciennes, Nordfrankreich (Winding tower, 1920, Fosse "Dutemple, " Valenciennes, North France), from the portfolio Industriebauten (Industrial Buildings) , San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1967
London gallery Sprüth Magers presents solo show of iconic photographers Bernd and Hilla Becher (Sprüth Magers, London gallery, art, solo show, photography retrospective, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Dusseldorf school of photography)