Candida HöferBiblioteca PHE Madrid II 2000

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Artist
Candida Höfer (born 1944)
Title
Biblioteca PHE Madrid II
Date 2000
MediumPhotograph, colour, on paper
Dimensionsimage: 1320 x 1200 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 2002
Reference
P78679
Not on display

Summary

Biblioteca PHE Madrid II is a large colour photograph of the interior of the Biblioteca del Instituto de Patrimonio Histórico Español, a modernist library in the Spanish capital. The photograph was produced in an edition of six; the work in Tate’s Collection is second in the series. The room depicted in the photograph is a panopticon, with a centrally sited librarians’ desk able to oversee readers in all parts of the reading room. In the foreground of the image computers, printers and other office equipment clutter a round table. Several empty chairs surround the table. Behind the desk three layers of book-lined shelves step back towards the wall. The shelves curve to follow the contours of the room… (read more)

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