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02.02.2011

 

Deep in the West, when the world was a safe place. The Ruhr region from 1950 to 1969 in pictures.

'Tief im Westen' (Deep in the West) visually depicts the fifties and sixties in the Ruhr area, that surrounds Cologne and the GoSee base. They embody the juvenile years of a republic – a hard-workin' success story.

The war was over, heavy industry was flourishing and the Ruhr area promised work and affluence for all. The highways were free, the poodles coiffed and the first wave of immigrant workers tried their luck in Germany.

The memory of this remedial world is black & white, harmonic, familiar and conveniently distant. The Essen Zeche, the shafts and the coking plant became the Zeche customs institute, a creative industry memorial, protected by the UNESCO. In 2010, the Ruhr area was Europe's cultural capital. All in colour.

We are delighted about Hans Rudolf Uthoff's sensitive viewpoint, transporting a piece of history and bygone awareness of life into our time.

Hans Rudolf Uthoff - Tief im Westen
Das Ruhrgebiet 1950 bis 1969 im Bild
128 Pages
RRP 20 Euro
ISBN 978-3-8375-0300-5

TIEF IM WESTEN by  Hans Rudolf Uthoff

TIEF IM WESTEN by Hans Rudolf Uthoff

TIEF IM WESTEN by  Hans Rudolf Uthoff

TIEF IM WESTEN by Hans Rudolf Uthoff

TIEF IM WESTEN by  Hans Rudolf Uthoff

TIEF IM WESTEN by Hans Rudolf Uthoff

TIEF IM WESTEN by  Hans Rudolf Uthoff

TIEF IM WESTEN by Hans Rudolf Uthoff

TIEF IM WESTEN by  Hans Rudolf Uthoff

TIEF IM WESTEN by Hans Rudolf Uthoff

TIEF IM WESTEN by  Hans Rudolf Uthoff

TIEF IM WESTEN by Hans Rudolf Uthoff

TIEF IM WESTEN by  Hans Rudolf Uthoff

TIEF IM WESTEN by Hans Rudolf Uthoff