The Table of Power 2.
Photographs by Jacqueline Hassink.
Hatje Cantz, 2012. 224 pp., 60 color and 20 black & white illustrations, 10½x12½".
The financial crisis of 2009 shook the global economy to its very foundations. But has anything changed at the centers of power since then? Do executive suites look different than they used to? And what do they actually look like? In The Table of Power (1996), Jacqueline Hassink (born 1966) captured images of desks and conference-room tables at the largest multinational corporations in the world, and created one of the most important photo books of the twentieth century. With The Table of Power 2, Hassink takes a new look at the headquarters of the 50 banks, insurance companies and corporations that Fortune magazine lists as the most powerful players on the market today, such as Shell, BP and Volkswagen. With scientific precision, Hassink presents the desks and tables of deserted, soulless rooms, and composes a portrait of the emptiness at the heart of power. Edition of 1,o00 copies.
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