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Das Besondere Angebot des Tages: Andreas Magdanz. Dienststelle Marienthal, 270 Euro

Das Besondere Angebot des Tages: Andreas Magdanz. Dienststelle Marienthal. Aachen, Eigenverlag des Autors. Eins von 1.500 Exemplaren. 160 Seiten. 77 schwarz-weiß Fotografien und 15 Farbfotografien; 1 Illustration. Perfekter Zustand! Folio, Querformat, grauer Leineneinband. Orangefarbiger Umschlag mit schwarz gedruckter Abbildung eines stilisierten Flugzeugs. Text bilingual (deutsch und englisch). 270 Euro.
 
First edition, first printing. Gray cloth-like covered boards, with graphic cartoon-like image of a B-52 debossed on front cover, with orange and black printed dust jacket. Photographs and text (in German and English) by Andreas Magdanz. Additional text (in German and English) by Christoph Schaden. 160 pp., with 19 four-color and 77 black and white plates, beautifully printed on heavy stock paper by Salto, Belgien. Includes a folded broadsheet laid in (with black and white reproductions and titles of the photographs and a diagram of the enormous bunker facility, numbered to reference locations where the photographs were made). 12-7/8 x 15-1/9 inches. Out of print. Scarce.[Cited in Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, The Photobook: A History, Volume II. (London and New York: Phaidon, 2006).]. An excerpt from a New York Times review by Richard B. Woodward (January 11, 2004): "The Dienstelle Marienthal (or Marienthal Office) is among the most ambitious but least-known monuments to "thinking the unthinkable" ever conceived. This vast underground tunnel complex, built from 1960 to 1972 outside Bonn, was once so secret that to acknowledge its existence could bring charges of treason in West Germany. Designed to house 3,000 of that government's essential personnel in case of nuclear attack, it represented one of the most exclusive fraternities in the world. [Magdanz] was the first person authorized to photograph there. With a precise and clinical eye, Mr. Magdanz shows the 25-ton doors, the miles of cable and the air ducts that connected the underground denizens, through a series of filters, with the upper atmosphere. The décor is spare, the furniture uniformly modern. There are no gymnasiums or libraries. One of 1.500 Copies.

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