Bottrop-Ebel 76 by Michael Wolf. First edition (2012). First impression. Large format hardback in near fine condition. Housed in a card slipcase. There is a bump to top right corner that has affected both book and slipcase. The pages of the book are also affected at that spot. No other markings. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About Bottrop-Ebel 76
« Michael Wolf is known worldwide for his work about life in cities and some of the most significant series have already been published in books: Tokyo Compression, Hong Kong Inside Outside, A Series of Unfortunate Events, to mention a few.
And now Bottrop-Ebel 76, which is quite a different story. As a student Michael Wolf photographed the series in 1976 in the small coal mining village in the Ruhr District, Germany. He then submitted it for the exam to his teacher Otto Steinert at the Folkwangschule in Essen – at that time as a classical social documentation sorted by categories such as building types, working population, youngsters or festivities and associations. Now with the distance of more than 35 years the work has been looked through carefully again and put together for the book in a much more free manner.
Michael Wolf´s curious, compassionate look aims at the milieu and then hits right into the heart. When a little girl on her first school day is told off by her father because she does not pose as requested for the photographer, when teens drive their bikes to the outskirts to drink beer and to try out the approach to the other gender. As well as when a group of people in their sunday clothes drink booze on the street before the bus picks them up for a joyride. Or even when an old couple in everyday clothes and slippers dances a last melancholic waltz in the pub. The physically perceptible emotional intensity just takes my breath away. »
-From the publisher
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