Werner Mantz - On Coal Mining In Limburg

Publisher Schunck

ISBN 9789074106412

Idea Code 15594

In the 1930s, German photographer Werner Mantz was commissioned to produce an extensive series of photographs documenting the Limburg coal mines. From his studio in Maastricht, he photographed major works of industry and technology in the Dutch province, including commissions to document the regional network of roads and various state mines. Forgotten for a time, the legacy of this work, done in the style of New Objectivity, re-emerged in the 1970s and has since been thoroughly researched. Presented here as an important historical document, his photos depict a glorious industrial era which we can now look back upon from a different perspective.

120 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 29 cm, hb, Dutch/English


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