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Artist: Eiko Grimberg

Publisher: Kodoji Press

Published by Kodoji, this new intuitive publication by the German photographer looks again at links between architecture and history, here more specifically through details of the Berliner Schloss. Unmissable for fans of architecture photography.

Since 2011, German photographer Eiko Grimberg has been observing the reconstruction of the Berlin Palace and conducting research on the associated layers of German history as they are revealed and rewritten into the forms of the changing structure. In the reconstruction project, he exposes the transitions from the German Empire to National Socialism, the FRG and GDR to reunified Germany.

After Razionalismo, a noted book on italian fascist architecture, Eiko Grimberg looks in Rückschaufehler at the urban design of the Mitte district in Berlin and at the political systems manifest in the architectural structure of its central squares. Starting from the Berliner Schloss (Berlin Palace) – the most prominent subject in Rückschaufehler – the artist’s investigation of architecture, its meaning and instrumentalization spans from the German Empire to reunited Germany. Grimberg tracks the stones and brings together their traces in a legible manner: the foundation stone of the new palace, the remaining sculptures from more majestic ensembles and recontextualised decorative and façade elements.

An intelligent book published by the great swiss Kodoji Press. Recommended.

Publication date:2020
Number of pages: 116 pages
Number of images: 85 images
Weight: 660 g.
Dimensions: 22 × 27 cm
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