Fabrik

by Jack Tuggener


Photographs: Jack Tuggener

Text: Martin Gasser

Publisher: Steidl Verlag

62 pages

Pictures: 95 tritone plates

Year: 2011

ISBN: 978-3-86521-493-5

Price: 66.90

Comments: 22.8 cm x 30.9 cm; German

Jakob Tuggener’s Fabrik, published in Zurich in 1943, is considered to be a milestone in the history of photography books. The series of 72 photographs in this Photo Epos of Technology is oriented toward the expressionist aesthetic of the silent movie. It imparts a sceptical view of the destructive potential of unbridled technological progress — at the time the Swiss military industry was producing weapons for World War II.
Tuggener’s uncompromising subjective photography and his critical attitude did not suit his time. Fabrik was not a commercial success — the copies were sold at a loss and in part apparently even converted to pulp. Now the work, which has since become a sought-after classic, is being reissued as a reprint with a contemporary afterword.


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Fabrik

by Jack Tuggener


Photographs: Jack Tuggener

Text: Martin Gasser

Publisher: Steidl Verlag

62 pages

Pictures: 95 tritone plates

Year: 2011

ISBN: 978-3-86521-493-5

Price: 66.90

Comments: 22.8 cm x 30.9 cm; German

Jakob Tuggener’s Fabrik, published in Zurich in 1943, is considered to be a milestone in the history of photography books. The series of 72 photographs in this Photo Epos of Technology is oriented toward the expressionist aesthetic of the silent movie. It imparts a sceptical view of the destructive potential of unbridled technological progress — at the time the Swiss military industry was producing weapons for World War II.
Tuggener’s uncompromising subjective photography and his critical attitude did not suit his time. Fabrik was not a commercial success — the copies were sold at a loss and in part apparently even converted to pulp. Now the work, which has since become a sought-after classic, is being reissued as a reprint with a contemporary afterword.


Mentioned by Parr / Badger THE PHOTOBOOK: A HISTORY Volume I


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Fabrik

by Jack Tuggener


Photographs: Jack Tuggener

Text: Martin Gasser

Publisher: Steidl Verlag

62 pages

Pictures: 95 tritone plates

Year: 2011

ISBN: 978-3-86521-493-5

Price: 66.90

Comments: 22.8 cm x 30.9 cm; German

Jakob Tuggener’s Fabrik, published in Zurich in 1943, is considered to be a milestone in the history of photography books. The series of 72 photographs in this Photo Epos of Technology is oriented toward the expressionist aesthetic of the silent movie. It imparts a sceptical view of the destructive potential of unbridled technological progress — at the time the Swiss military industry was producing weapons for World War II.
Tuggener’s uncompromising subjective photography and his critical attitude did not suit his time. Fabrik was not a commercial success — the copies were sold at a loss and in part apparently even converted to pulp. Now the work, which has since become a sought-after classic, is being reissued as a reprint with a contemporary afterword.


Mentioned by Parr / Badger THE PHOTOBOOK: A HISTORY Volume I


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