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Germany's post-war 1952-1967 economic miracle the Wirtschaftswunder (German original photographic atlas)(Chinese Edition)

Josef Heinrich Darchinger

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ISBN 10: 3836500191 / ISBN 13: 9783836500197
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Title: Germany's post-war 1952-1967 economic ...

Publisher: Taschen

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Commenting on history: rare color photographs of the German "economic miracle"

Germany after the war 1952 - 1967

It was no more than eight years after the surrender of the Nazi government when Josef Heinrich Darchinger set out on his photographic journey through the West of a divided Germany. The bombs of World War II had reduced the country s major cities to deserts of rubble. Yet his pictures show scarcely any signs of the downfall of a civilization. Not that the photographer was manipulating the evidence: he simply recorded what he saw. At the time, a New York travel agency was advertising the last opportunity to go and visit the remaining bomb sites. Darchinger s pictures, in color and black-and-white, show a country in a fever of reconstruction. The economic boom was so incredible that the whole world spoke of an economic miracle. The people who achieved it, in contrast, look down-to-earth, unassuming, conscientious, and diligent. And increasingly, they look like strangers in the world they have created. The photographs portray a country caught between the opposite poles of technological modernism and cultural restoration, between affluence and penury, between German Gemütlichkeit and the constant threat of the Cold War. They show the winners and losers of the economic miracle, people from all social classes, at home, at work, in their very limited free time and as consumers. But they also show a country that looks, in retrospect, like a film from the middle of the last century.

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Frank Darchinger was born in Bonn in 1949. In 1977, after having finished his studies in English and German literature, he began his career as a photojournalist, while also assisting his father, Josef Heinrich Darchinger, with the classifying and updating of his legendarily vast and efficient photographic archive. It was through his endeavours to make his father's work accessible to the general public that the organizing of photographic exhibitions and the designing of photographic books and catalogues became one of his main activities. Today Frank Darchinger works as a freelance photographer in Bonn.

Josef Heinrich Darchinger started working as a freelance photojournalist in 1952. Darchinger s photographs began to regularly appear in reputable German print media starting in the mid-1960s. In his years as a photographer for Spiegel and Die Zeit, Darchinger had a formative influence on the magazines' national news coverage of Bonn. He also presented his work at exhibitions and in collections of photographic portraits for instance of Helmut Schmidt, Willy Brandt, Richard von Weizsäcker, or of Heinrich Böll. Darchinger received numerous awards, among which was the prestigious Dr. Erich Salomon Award from the German Photographic Association.

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