Josef Heinrich Darchinger, Wirtschaftswunder: Wirtschaftswunder by Frank DarchingerJosef Heinrich Darchinger, Wirtschaftswunder: Wirtschaftswunder by Frank Darchinger

Josef Heinrich Darchinger, Wirtschaftswunder: Wirtschaftswunder

EditorFrank DarchingerPhotographed byJosef Heinrich Darchinger

Hardcover | November 1, 2008

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Germany after the war 1952 - 1967 It was no more than eight years after the surrender of the Nazi government when Josef Heinrich Darchinger set out on his photographic journey through the West of a divided Germany. The bombs of World War II had reduced the country's major cities to deserts of rubble. Yet his pictures show scarcely any signs of the downfall of a civilization. Not that the photographer was manipulating the evidence: he simply recorded what he saw. At the time, a New York travel agency was advertising the last opportunity to go and visit the remaining bomb sites. Darchinger's pictures, in color and black-and-white, show a country in a fever of reconstruction. The economic boom was so incredible that the whole world spoke of an "economic miracle." The people who achieved it, in contrast, look down-to-earth, unassuming, conscientious, and diligent. And increasingly, they look like strangers in the world they have created.
Title:Josef Heinrich Darchinger, Wirtschaftswunder: WirtschaftswunderFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 10.36 × 12.64 × 1.3 inPublished:November 1, 2008Publisher:Taschen America LlcLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3836500191

ISBN - 13:9783836500197

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