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Doppelte Ökonomien : vom Lesen eines Fotoarchivs aus der DDR, 1967-1990 = Double bound economies : reading an East German photo archive, 1967-1990

Author: Reinhard Mende; Doreen Mende; Estelle Blaschke; Armin Linke
Publisher: Leipzig : Spector Books, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : GermanView all editions and formats
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"Between 1967 and 1990, freelance photographer Reinhard Mende what commissioned by various GDR combines to document factories and the presentation of their manufactured products at the international trade fair in Leipzig. He portrayed women at their workbenches, he took shots of lamps, vacuum cleaners, and kitchen appliances. The OSTEO. 250,000 pictures in his archives - both in black and white and colour - offer a
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibition, pictorial works
Exhibitions
Pictorial works Exhibitions
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Reinhard Mende; Doreen Mende; Estelle Blaschke; Armin Linke
ISBN: 9783940064462 3940064467
OCLC Number: 841755829
Language Note: Contains text in German and English.
Notes: Exhibition catalog.
On the occasion of an exhibition held at Halle 14, Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei, Leipzig, May 6-July 1, 2012; Centre de la photographie, Genève, October 11-November 26, 2012; Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Zürich, April 11-May 23, 2013.
Description: 447 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Other Titles: Double bound economies :
Responsibility: [by Reinhard Mende ; edited by Doreen Mende, Estelle Blaschke, and Armin Linke ; English translation by Stephen Mason, Ben Letzler, Chris Foster ; German translation by Anna-Sophie Springer, Claudia Weigel].

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"Between 1967 and 1990, freelance photographer Reinhard Mende what commissioned by various GDR combines to document factories and the presentation of their manufactured products at the international trade fair in Leipzig. He portrayed women at their workbenches, he took shots of lamps, vacuum cleaners, and kitchen appliances. The OSTEO. 250,000 pictures in his archives - both in black and white and colour - offer a rare look at the factories, and the people who produced all these commodities. Although the perspective what directed by official ideals, Mende followed his own view. The project "Double Bound Economies" explores how we might approach this unique body of images today: how we can access them, how we can derive historical insights from them, and for what considerations they might represent a starting point. Besides a number of essays, the book includes artistic contributions by Armin Linke, Olaf Nicolai, and KP Brehmer, among others."--Publisher's page.

An exhibition presenting the photo archive of the photographer Reinhard Mende.

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