Dusseldorf: Art-Press Verlag, 1970. First Edition. Quarto. The manifesto of the Dusseldorf school: a group of Becher students, loosely affiliated, comprising some of the big names of today's art world, including Andreas Gursky and Thomas Struth. Like Ruscha, the Bechers blur the line between documentation and art, creating an almost scientific polemic that transcends any preexisting medium. (Parr / Badger, v2, 261; Roth 194-195; Open Book 258-259; Auer 518). Fine in a jacket with faint soiling, a small surface scrape bottom front cover, and a 1/2 inch closed tear and light wear along the top edge, neatly tape-repaired verso, else near fine; near fine publisher's plain cardboard slipcase.