|Dimensions||320 × 230 mm|
print-run 300 copies
320 x 230 mm
with 2 inserts in color
in collaboration with Dear Reader,
The book series DAS OBJEKT is a critical and subjective reflection of icons and symbols used in photo handbooks to illustrate optical laws for photographers and those interested in photography. The 40 illustrations in this artist’s book reproduced in chronological order, are extracted from manuals published in Germany (Weimar Republic, Nazi Germany, GDR, FRG) between 1928 and 2003. Through the detachment of their original context, these motifs reveal social developments, ideologies, and ideals – visualized by the respective creators – addressed to their imagined readership. Developments in the field of printing technology and industrial book printing resonate with developments within graphic design.