BND-Standort Pullach. Photographs and text by Andreas Magdanz. Additional text by Christoph Schaden. DuMont Literatur und Kunst Verlag, Köln, 2006. 192 pp. Oblong folio. First edition. Signed on half-title page. White paper over boards, with German eagle design blind-stamped on front cover. Dust jacket with matching design. 13 color and 93 black-and-white reproductions.
Jacket with just a bit of wear; slight imperfection crown of spine.
Dienststelle Marienthal (Marienthal Office/Bunker Photographs). Photographs and text by Andreas Magdanz. Additional text by Christoph Schaden (text in German and English). Andreas Magdanz (self-published), Aachen, Germany, 2000. 160 pp. Oblong folio. First edition. Hardbound in graphically illustrated dust jacket. 19 color and 77 black-and-white reproductions. With original sticker (5.25 x 2.5 in./13.5 x 6.5 cm.) & folded schematic map of the site (23 x 28.5 72 x 57 cm.). Housed in original stamped card box.
Fine+/Fine-; jacket with a couple of tiny nicks from staples on inside of box.
"The relocation of the German intelligence service BND from Pullach near Munich to Berlin marks a turning point in the history of the Federal Republic of Germany. The move, which is scheduled to be completed by 2011, will allow the first exclusive photographic documentation ever of the area in Pullach, which until now was strictly off-limits. In August of 2005, after a period of preparation that lasted more than 1 1/2 years and following extensive vetting procedures, the photographic work on the project BND - Standort Pullach began. The access to the site has been granted without limitations and no attempt to exert any influence upon the artistic work was made, apart from constant supervision by the department."--Andreas Magdanz
From a 2004 New York Times exhibition review: "The weight of the mountain can be felt throughout the photographs. With a precise and clinical eye, Mr. Magdanz shows the 25-ton doors, the miles of cable and the air ducts that connected the underground denizens, through a series of filters, with the upper atmosphere. . . . A decision was finally reached in 2000 to dismantle the complex, at a an estimated cost of 100 million Euros ($120 million). In the end the tunnels will be flooded, and Mr. Magdanz's photographs may soon be the most lasting record of its existence."