Amerika: Bilderbuch eines Architekten

Curated by Anne Elisabeth Toft

Reflecting the thematic framework of Photobook Week Aarhus 2023—‘Future Revisited’—this small exhibition pays homage to one of the most iconic photobooks of the twentieth century: Amerika: Bilderbuch eines Architekten. Published in 1926 by the German architect Erich Mendelsohn (1887–1953), who played a key role in revolutionizing architecture in Germany throughout the 1920s, the book is today widely considered a cornerstone of photobooks about built structures. It also counts as a very influential volume on modern American architecture.

This exhibition will be contextualised by a lecture by the English writer and curator of photography, Gerry Badger on Friday 3 November 2023

Photos by

Thomas Wiegand