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Heidi Specker's photography questions the relationship between construction and deconstruction in the process of creating the image. In the Speckergruppen, in the 1990s, Specker studied the structural principles that underlie modern architecture. There followed a body of work titled Concrete, a detailed examination of materials and their visual appearance. In her latest series, "Im Garten", Specker has returned to the nature of photography, once again exploring photographic models in images in which urban spaces and the prolific vegetation they contain are completely divorced from narrative moments. The visual joy in Specker's photographs recalls the work of Albert Renger-Patzsch in beguiling color compositions. Architecture and nature meld together to form graphically composed scenes of energetic luminosity.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9783865211408
ISBN-10: 3865211402
Format: Paperback
(280mm x 240mm x 16mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: Steidl Verlag
Publisher: Steidl Publishers
Publish Date: 7-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: Germany

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Author Biography - Heidi Specker

Heidi Specker was born in Damme, Germany, in 1962. She studied photography at the University of Applied Sciences, Bielefeld and then at the Hochschule fur Buchkunst und Grafik in Leipzig. Her work has been shown in several exhibitions, including at the Art Museum of Wolfsburg and ZKM in Karlsruhe.