Coverbild Berlin, Fruchtstraße am 27. März 1952
Berlin, Fruchtstraße am 27. März 1952
Historische Aufnahmen von Fritz Tiedemann Rekonstruiert und interpretiert von Arwed Messmer (Bild) und Annett Göschner (Text)
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Texts by: Florian Ebner, Uwe Tiedemann, Annett Gröschner
Edited by: Annett Gröschner, Arwed Messmer
Graphic Design: Carsten Eisfeld
German, English
October 2012 , 142 Pages , 0 Ills.
hardcover
302mm x 246mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-3472-1
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Commissioned by the municipal authorities of Berlin, on March 27, 1952, Fritz Tiedemann took photographs of Berlin’s Fruchtstraße between the Ostbahnhof and Stalinallee. His images document views of the façades of the buildings on the street seven years after the end of World War II and two decades before the buildings were demolished. The plan to destroy them was already in place when Tiedemann produced his pictures. Arwed Messmer (*1964 in Schopfheim) and Annett Gröschner (*1964 in Magdeburg) used these images as the source material for a fascinating project in photography and literature. As in previous joint projects, photographer Messmer and writer Gröschner explore aspects of the documentary in photography. Messmer digitally joins Tiedemann’s thirty-two individual negatives to produce a single panorama portrait of Fruchtstraße and its people, a portrait that is also found in archive documents and research on the street’s history and is taken up by Annett Gröschner in her text Great Beetroot Today.
»...a unique time capsule that points at the larger picture and that shows what photography can do when it is at its documentary best. Added bonus: publisher Hatje Cantz brought the best of what photobook publishing can do to the work. Highly recommended.«
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