Im Krankenhaus (In Hospital) —a photo book edited by the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung—was published in 1993. It was the last book to be designed by Otl Aicher, and the photographs by Timm Rautert were considered groundbreaking. Twenty-five years on the foundation once again invited photographers to take pictures inside the Alfried Krupp Hospital. Ludwig Kuffer, Andreas Langfeld, and Elisabeth Neudörfl have produced images of a high-tech and tightly functioning work environment, whose focus is still centred on people serving people. Their pictures are accompanied by texts of different types, be it essayistic (Hanna Engelmeier), literary (Thomas Hettche), or scientific (Armin Nasseh). The authors address a variety of themes: the hospital as a specific location; notions of illness and death; and the relationship between hospitals and society.
EDITORE: Spector Books
NUMERO PAGINE: 220, Cartonato