Anna & Bernhard Blume


Pictures from real life

Kerber Verlag, Bielefeld/Leipzig, 2006
Paperback, pictures in duotone
136 pages, 205 × 256 mm
German, English
ISBN 3-86676-029-X

Edited by Kurt Wettengl and Dorothea Strauss. Publication accompanying the exhibition at the Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund (19.11.2006?11.02.2007) and at the Foundation for Constructive and Concrete Art, Zurich (22.11.?17.02.2007).

The central theme is the staging of specific aspects of the middle class local/urban environment in the 50s and 60s. Anna and Bernhard Blume often label their works as ?transcendental photography?. Their works, which are inspired by the spiritualist photography of the early 20th century, are illustrations of social restraints and, at the same time, their ironic dissolution.