This publication focuses on the work of the German artist Dieter Appelt, who, in the 1970s, photographed Scotland’s spectacular Forth Bridge, a marvel of nineteenth-century engineering. Appelt was immediately drawn to the CCA’s extensive holdings of photographs and ephemera on the construction of the bridge, and took the opportunity to revisit and rephotograph the structure. Dieter Appelt: Forth Bridge–Cinema: Metric Space, a precisely composed cinematographic – photographic icon of the Forth Bridge, presents Appelt’s new work as well as a selection of the images that inspired him.
Essays by Hubertus von Amelunxen, Dieter Appelt, and Louise Désy
Foreword by Phyllis Lambert
Graphic design by Klaus Detjen
Bilingual English-French edition
Softcover, 96 pages
Dieter Appelt: Forth-Bridge—Cinema: Metric Space is part of the Tangent series, which was initiated by the cultural historian Hubertus von Amelunxen, who selected close to two hundred images from the CCA collection and invited four invited artists into dialogue with this selection through the commission of new works that provide a tangential reading of architecture.