Fachwerkhauser Des Siegener Industriegebietes (Framework Houses Of the Siegen Industrial Region). Photographs by Bernd & Hilla Becher. Schirmer/Mosel: Munich, 1977/2000. 358 pp. Small square quarto. Second edition. SIGNED by Bernd & Hilla Becher: on front front free end-paper. Hardbound in photo-illustrated dust jacket. 350 black-and-white reproductions. Text in German.
One of the finest of the Becher's typological studies. As David Levi-Strauss says in Roth, et. al., 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."