Inventarisierung der Macht

Die Berliner Mauer aus anderer Sicht


The new, two-volume, expanded edition of the much-reviewed book The Other View

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In our collective memory, the Berlin Wall is a monolithic concrete barrier, but back in 1966 it was a motley ensemble of the walls of buildings, concrete and cement slabs, and barbed-wire mesh. Photographer Arwed Messmer and author Annett Gröschner have embarked on a long-term project on this “early Berlin Wall,” based on thousands of historical photographs taken by East German border troops. Their first award-winning book presented the inner-city border strip. In 2012 they came across another extensive collection of hitherto unknown photographs. In a new two-volume edition with around seven hundred panoramas compiled from three thousand single images, Messmer and Gröschner now present the entire circumference of the Wall around West Berlin. The panoramas are supplemented by additional material from the German Federal Archives. This completes a project of “documentary empathy” (Florian Ebner), which photo critic Gerry Badger saw as “transforming the interpretation of historical facts into a work of art in a creative act.”Exhibition: Haus am Kleistpark, Berlin, 27.5.-21.8.2016

Additional information

Weight 3954 g
Dimensions 21.6 x 30.6 cm
Publisher name Hatje Cantz Verlag
Publication date 4 August 2016
Number of pages 1328
Format Hardback
Contributors Edited by Annett Gröschner and Arwed Messmer, Text by Greg Bond, Olaf Briese, Florian Ebner, and Matthias Flügge
Dimensions 21.6 x 30.6 cm
Weight 3954 g


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