Brandenburg
Drittel Books, 2017, ISBN 978-3-9815735-8-9

ibm Campus

In his latest book Andreas Gehrke composes a considered portrait of the sparsely populated state that encircles Berlin. A region that has been described as bleak, austere and unforgiving, Gehrke’s Brandenburg is marked by moments of incongruity. Drawn to the undefined, the seemingly desolate, he depicts places characterised by transition, absence and indeterminacy. For over six years Gehrke worked on this project. Consistently renouncing notions of pure documentary photography, his images never make outward reference to historical shifts and processes. Instead they form a series of subtle allusions to the structural and social changes that have befallen Brandenburg in recent decades.
With this publication, Andreas Gehrke has produced a document that transcends the realm of temporality. Brandenburg isn’t a depiction of ‘home’: it examines the aesthetic identity of the region from a detached, analytical perspective. Gehrke’s photographic study is complemented by an essay on landscape by the Swiss sociologist and founder of promenadology, Lucius Burckhardt


IBM Campus, 1972-2009, Stuttgart-Vaihingen
Drittel Books, 2013, ISBN 978-3-9815735-1-0


ibm Campus

Part of photographer Andreas Gehrke’s powerful narrative series on dormant modernist buildings. Vacant work spaces that once hosted business enterprises playing a significant role in shaping the political, social and economic face of post-war Germany.
Designed by Germany’s most celebrated post-war modernist architect Egon Eiermann, this campus complex near Stuttgart was home to the Germany offices of US technology and consulting giant IBM from 1972 to 2009.

Quelle Versand, 1956-2009, Nürnberg
Drittel Books, 2013, ISBN 978-3-9815735-2-7

ibm Campus

Part of photographer Andreas Gehrke’s powerful narrative series on dormant modernist buildings. Vacant work spaces that once hosted business enterprises playing a significant role in shaping the political, social and economic face of post-war Germany.
Founded in 1927, Quelle was Germany’s biggest mail order catalogue company and one of its largest department store chains. This purpose-built building by former Bauhaus student Ernst Neufert in Nuremberg was Quelle’s mail order HQ from 1956 until the company’s insolvency in 2009.

Der Spiegel, 1969-2011, Hamburg, Brandstwiete
Der Spiegel, 1995-2011, Hamburg, Dovenfleet
Drittel Books, 2013, ISBN 978-3-9815735-0-3

Der Spiegel



Part of photographer Andreas Gehrke’s powerful narrative series on dormant modernist buildings. Vacant work spaces that once hosted business enterprises playing a significant role in shaping the political, social and economic face of post-war Germany.
This is a pair of volumes that cover the former offices of Germany’s renowned organ of investigative journalism, Der Spiegel. The first book is about the Brandstwiete tower block in Hamburg by architect Werner Kallmorgen, which was home to the magazine from 1969–2011. The second book covers the Dovenfleet tower block in Hamburg, also by Kallmorgen. It was built in 1967 and housed part of the US technology and consulting giant IBM for 28 years before the Spiegel publishing group moved in between 1995 and 2011.




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TOPOGRAPHIE
Distanz Verlag, 2011, ISBN 978-3-942405-30-0

TOPOGRAPHIE

Do places hold memories?
This seemingly innocent copse of Robinia, a patch of waste landscape colonised by nature right in the heart of Berlin, has born the brunt of history and been neglected by it in turn. Observers who know the site’s background find their view prejudiced by the knowledge of what happened here: Between 1933 and 1945, this plot of land was at the heart of the Third Reich. It was home to the headquarters of the Gestapo, the SS, and the Reich Security Head Office. After World War II, the area gradually turned into a piece of abandoned wasteland, and from 1961 the Berlin Wall ran along the northern edge of the then levelled terrain. In 1987, the site was “rediscovered”, vestiges of the buildings were excavated, and the area was landscaped and opened to the public with the inauguration of the exhibition “Topography of Terror” which documents the atrocities that were directed from this very place nearly eighty years ago.

With essays by Klaus Hesse, curator, Topography of Terror Foundation,
Berlin, and Thomas Seelig, collection curator, Fotomuseum Winterthur



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Contributions and other books

MOVEMENT METER FOR LERNACKEN, Studio Olafur Eliasson, Berlin 2002
URBANE REALITÄTEN-FOKUS ISTANBUL, Martin-Gropius-Bau / Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin 2005
INTO THE NATURE, Gestalten Verlag, Berlin 2006
MADE IN GERMANY, Edition Braus, 2008
BOROS COLLECTION, BUNKER BERLIN #1, Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern, 2009
AORTICA, The Frankfurt Issue, 2010
SAUERBRUCH HUTTON, COLOUR IN ARCHITECTURE, Distanz Verlag, Berlin, 2012
BOROS COLLECTION, BUNKER BERLIN #2, Distanz, Berlin, 2013
ERNST NEUFERT PETER NEUFERT, Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern, 2014
ARCHITEKTUR UND HANDWERK, Jovis, Berlin, 2015
OLAFUR ELIASSON / SAMMLUNG BOROS, Distanz, Berlin, 2015
BOROS COLLECTION, BUNKER BERLIN #3, Distanz, Berlin, 2017