350 x 290 mm
Ruins of Modernism: the consequences of unchecked growth and exploitation. Photographer Jörn Vanhöfen travels the world to capture images of areas that are undergoing rapid change. They are always places where people believe wholeheartedly in permanent growth and limitless profit, for the consequences of this fatal attitude are the objects of his photographic work. Vanhöfen journeys to Africa, Europe, Asia, and North America, going wherever the results are demonstrably obvious—from the Chicago stock exchange, the townships of Cape Town, and the scorched forests in Apulia to abandoned factories in Detroit and salvage yards in his hometown in the Ruhr region. His unique, poetic photographs depict ruins of our time.
About the Artist
Jörn Vanhöfen (b. 1961, Dinslaken) is a German artist who studied photography at the Folkwang School in Essen and the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst (Academy of Visual Arts) in Leipzig.
About the Publisher
Hatje Cantz is a German book publisher specialising in photography, art, architecture and design. It was established in 1945 by Gerd Hatje and has offices in Stuttgart and Berlin. Hatje Cantz Verlag has a backlist of nearly 800 titles.