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In 1347, during the seige of Calais, King Edward III agreed to spare the population of the town on the condition that six of the most important citizens leave Calais bareheaded and barefoot, with a rope around their necks, carrying the keys to the town and the castle. In 1884, the City of Calais commissioned August Rodin to create what is arguably his most famous bronze statue, The Burghers of Calais, a radically new type of monument devoid of all heroic transfiguration. In 1997, the twelfth and last cast of The Burghers was unveiled in Seoul, and the City of Calais thus decided to commission a new work on the subject by Candida Hofer. In her trademark austere, unpretentious and sensitively detailed photographs, the artist captured the twelve casts of the sculpture at their locations across the world: in museums and squares in Paris, Tokyo, Brussels, London, Copenhagen, Washington, Philadelphia, Basel, Mariemont/Belgium, Pasadena, Seoul and Calais.
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Candida Höfer was born in 1944 in Germany, and was a graduate of the Becher class at the Düsseldorf Art Academy.
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Book Description Schirmer/Mosel Verlag GmbH, 2001. Condition: Neuf. Neuf, sous film plastique d'origine. New and sealed !. Seller Inventory # 8Z-HYQY-1XC0
Book Description Oct 01, 2001. Condition: Neu. Originalverpackte Neuware - beim Verlag komplett vergriffen! Versicherter Versand mit DHL. Seller Inventory # GY-GLHV-6VKY
Book Description Schirmer/Mosel, 2003. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M388814373X
Book Description Schirmer/Mosel, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11388814373X
Book Description Schirmer/Mosel Verlag, München (Munich), 2001. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. First edition, first printing. Signed in pencil on the half-title page by Höfer. Hardcover. Printed paper-covered boards, with dust jacket. Photographs by Candida Höfer. Texts (in English and German) by Annette Haudiquet and Pascal Beausse. Includes an illustrated detailed description of each of the twelve casts of the "Monument to The Burghers of Calais," with 12 additional color reproductions, and a list of plates. 88 pp., with 34 four-color plates. 11-1/2 x 9-3/4 inches.Published on the occasion of the 2001 exhibition Candida Höfer: Douze / Twelve at the Musée des Beaux-Arts et de la Dentelle de Calais. New in New dust jacket. Both the exhibition and book document the results of a commission awarded by the City of Calais to Candida Höfer in 2000.From the publisher: "A story from the Hundred Years War between England and France passed on in ancient chronicles has fascinated writers and artists up until the 20th century: "In 1347, during the siege of Calais, King Edward III agreed to spare the population of the town on the condition that six of the most important citizens leave Calais bareheaded and barefoot, with a rope around their necks, carrying the keys to the town and the castle." It was one of those moments of history that are forever engraved in the world's collective memory. Commissioned by the City of Calais in 1884 and erected in 1895, Auguste Rodin created what is arguably his most famous bronze statue: The Burghers of Calais. A moving symbol of civic spirit and sacrifice, it also created a radically new type of monument devoid of all heroic transfiguration. With the twelfth cast of the Burghers, which was unveiled in Seoul in 1997, the authorized number of 'originals' was reached and the City of Calais decided to commission a new work on The Burghers of Calais/-this time to a photographer. Since the late 1970s, Candida Höfer, born in 1944 and a graduate of the Becher class at Düsseldorf Academy, has been investigating public space in her work." Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 100544
Book Description Germany: Schirmer/Mosel Verlag Gmbh, 2003. Rilegato. Condition: nuovo. With original Shrink Wrap. Seller Inventory # 9783888143731
Book Description Schirmer/Mosel, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: New. Bilingual. Seller Inventory # DADAX388814373X