Framework Houses Of the Siegen Industrial Region. Photographs by Bernd & Hilla Becher. Schirmer/Mosel: Munich, 1977. 356 pp. First edition. Signed in red ink on title page by Hilla Becher. Squarish quarto. Hardbound in library protected dust jacket. 350 plates.
A Fine first edition of one of the finest of the Becher's typologie studies. As David Levi-Strauss says in Andrew Roth's The Book of 101 Books, "the serial nature of the Becher's process rhymes with their mass-produced subjects so that method and subject are splendidly reciprocal, a meditation on identity and difference."
NOTE: This title is available, unsigned, in a reprint as photo-eye catalogue #MI113
Dust jacket has typical age-related yellowing; some soiling to lower board and page edges; otherwise Fine.