vrijdag 25 januari 2013

Wie lebt man im Ruhrgebiet. Bewohner fotografierten Erik Kessels / Paul Kooiker, Terribly awesome photo books

Wie lebt man im Ruhrgebiet. Bewohner fotografierten.

Essen: Museum Folkwang, 1981. First edition. 4to. (11 x 8 inches). pp.130. Colour and b/w photo illusts. Pictorial card wrappers. O/w contents VG. Exhibition catalogue. Text in German. See for A Review of Chargesheimer, Im Ruhrgebiet by Robert L. Jones ...

Wie lebt man im Ruhrgebiet. Bewohner fotografierten - Bilder von Amateuren und Profis. 18.12.1981. - 24.1.1982, Museum Folkwang, Essen [et al.]. Eine Ausstellung in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Sekretariat für gemeinsame Kulturarbeit NW, Wuppertal. [Konzept, Ausstellung, Katalog Ute Eskildsen. Mitarbeit Andreas Horlitz. Text Manfed Blohm, Ute Eskildsen, Hans J. Scheurer, Hermann Sturm].
Ausstellungskatalog, Essen, Museum Folkwang, 18.12.1981-24.01.1982; Oberhausen, Stadtsparkasse, 15.02.-15.03.1982; Mülheim, Städtisches Museum, 19.06.-18.07.1982; Düsseldorf, Stadtmuseum, 27.07.-22.08.1982., Essen, Museum Folkwang, 1981, ill., RHK; BL; HCA; ARK, Katalog, Photographie - Anthologie - Deutschland, Nordrhein-Westfalen - 20. Jahrh. - Blohm, Manfred - Scheurer, Hans J. - Sturm, Hermann - uv

Erik Kessels / Paul Kooiker, Terribly awesome photo books 30 x 37 cm 64 pages news paper print edition of 1000 ISBN 9789490800093 
For several years, Paul Kooiker and Erik Kessels have organized evenings for friends in which they share the strangest photo books in their collections. The books shown are rarely available in regular shops, but are picked up in thrift stores and from antiquaries. The group’s fascination for these pictorial non-fiction books comes from the need to find images that exist on the fringe of regular commercial photo books. It’s only in this area that it’s possible to find images with an uncontrived quality. What’s noticeable from these publications is that there’s a thin line between being terrible and being awesome. This constant tension makes the books interesting. It’s also worth noting that these tomes all fall within certain categories: the medical, instructional, scientific, sex, humour or propaganda. Paul Kooiker and Erik Kessels have made a selection of their finest books from within this questionable new genre.

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