Das Objekt

Softcover, thread bound, offset printed
320 x 230 mm, 40 pages, with 2 inserts in color
In collaboration with Dear Reader,
ISBN 978-3-00-061859-8
Self published, 2019

The book series DAS OBJEKT is a critical and subjective reflection of icons and symbols used in photo handbooks to illustrate optical laws for photographers and those interested in photography. The 40 illustrations in the artist’s book of 2019 reproduced in chronological order, are extracted from manuals published in Germany (Weimar Republic, Nazi Germany, GDR, FRG) between 1928 and 2003. Through the detachment of their original context, these motifs reveal social developments, ideologies, and ideals – visualized by the respective creators – addressed to their imagined readership. Developments in the field of printing technology and industrial book printing resonate with developments within graphic design.

Watch a flip-through video of DAS OBJEKT (2019) by Katrin Kamrau on Vimeo.

Order DAS OBJEKT (2019) at malenki.net

The artist publication DAS OBJEKT refers to the participatory work of the same title.