Koln: Walther König, 2023.
Condition: As New
19.5 x 26.4 cm. 320 pp in German
Facsimile edition of Schmidt's seminal title published by the Swiss publisher Scalo in 1996. Michael Schmidt (1945-2014) was a German photographer concerned with “the weight of German identity in modern history." In his artist's book "Ein-heit/U-Ni-Ty", he traces the universal iconography of political systems and the images of humankind they project. Addressing the complex relationship between the individual and the state, he asks how we can resist the loss of individuality inherent in systems of mass control. In his uncompromising view of reality, Michael Schmidt mixes found photographs drawn mainly from newspapers with those of his own making to the point where reality and imagination merge, creating a densely woven structure of associations and emotions. Text by Thomas Weski in English and German laid in. Item #24942