Peter Keetman: Bewegung und Struktur
Los Angeles: Cinubia, 1996. A lovely copy of this first edition. Clean and tidy blue dust wrapper over blue embossed boards. 160 pages. 31 pages of text (in German) followed by 120 pages of black and white photographs published by Manfred Heiting of Cinubia on high quality glossy photopaper. With an essay by Holger Tiedemann. Keetman was a founding member of the avant-garde photography group fotoform and played a decisive role in determining the direction there so called subjective photography took. In the exhibition Subjective Photography put together by Otto Steinert in 1951 and in the accompanying photobook, Keetman's works have a formative role. From 1948, Keetman was represented with pictures in all major German and some international photo magazines. His work series Eine Woche im Volkswagenwerk (Volkswagen: A week at the Factory), which he photographed in 1953 in Wolfsburg, became particularly well known. His pictures of assembly line technology, car body parts and technical details of the Volkswagen Beetle were revolutionary, graphically designed photography through cropping and perspective. (With thanks to Antiquariaat Kok for background). 305 by 245mm (12 by 9¾ inches).