Carl Andre

  • A Note on Bernhard and Hilla Becher

    BERNHARD AND HILLA BECHER BEGAN their series of photographic typologies in 1957 with a study of half-timbered workers’ houses in the old German industrial area of South Westphalia. Within the limits of a definite vernacular style, the houses manifest a wide range of variation in the mix of basic surface materials: slate, timber, and brick. The theme of variations within limits determined by function is made apparent by the Bechers in their grouping of similar views of different structures built to serve the same purpose. The Bechers use the term “typology” to describe these ordered sets of