Red Land Blue Land
Claudio Hils

Red Land Blue Land
Claudio Hils
Hatje Cantz
German and English

Texts by Anna M. Eifert-Körnig and Rolf Schönlau


160 pages
245 x 305 mm
ISBN 9783775709309


Red Land – Blue Land is a term used by the military when a site is divided into the territories of friend and foe. This applied to the British military training ground Senne in Germany, which the documentary photographer Claudio Hils explored over the course of several years. At first the impression of unspoilt nature prevails and the signs of military use are slow to reveal themselves. However, the eye soon discovers more and more details, with cartridge cases, overgrown graves and outlines of ruined houses confirming the war scenario.

About the Artist
Claudio Hils was born in 1962 in Mengen, Germany. From 1985 to 1993, he studied visual communication at the Universität-GHS (Polytechnic University) in Essen, Germany. Since then he has worked for renowned national and international magazines. Besides his work as a journalist, Hils has realised his own independent, long-term photographic projects. He has both written and edited a number of books since 1997.

About the Publisher
Hatje Cantz publisher are committed to this motto more than ever – with our accustomed high quality we remain faithful to the standards set by Gerd Hatje: premium books that are produced in close collaboration with artists and curators. Our profile has always been shaped by tradition and avant-garde from all over the world. We present our program  in a bilingual preview catalogue, in which masters of the twentieth century such as Paul Klee, Paul Gauguin, and Eva Hesse meet contemporary artists such as Michael Borremans, Gerhard Richter, and Filip Dujardin.

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