Beyond the Wall: Art & Artifacts Book


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A groundbreaking volume offering the most comprehensive overview of GDR visual culture.

From fashion photography to secret police surveillance equipment, this unrivaled catalogue features more than 2,500 artifacts, design pieces, and everyday objects, gathered from the extraordinary collections of the Wende Museum, Los Angeles.

Never before has a book included this full a spectrum of works from socialist East Germany.

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22 x 32 cm, 904 pages, in a cardboard box with handle

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      Benedikt Taschen
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      Cologne, Germany
  • Founded by Benedikt Taschen in 1980 as a small comic-book store in Cologne, today Taschen is a leading art-book publisher known for its dazzling and audacious world of eye-catching coffee table books spanning architecture, art, design, fashion, photography, pop culture, style and travel.

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