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    Andreas Gehrke: Der Spiegel, IBM, Quelle Versand

Publication: Andreas Gehrke's ghostly photographs of dormant modernist buildings

Posted by Maisie Skidmore,

There’s something peculiarly haunting about abandoned buildings, particularly when they were once inhabited as the headquarters of sprawling corporate organisations. It’s this strange ghostliness that German photographer Andreas Gehrke like to play on. He has spent years photographing the now dormant modernist headquarters of companies such as IBM, German newspaper Der Spiegel and department store Quelle Versand, which he describes as “playing a significant role in shaping the political, social and economic face of post-war Germany.” His oddly beautiful images have now been compiled into lovely, simple publications, published by Drittel Book, and they’re a real treat.

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Posted by Maisie Skidmore

Editorial Assistant Maisie joined It’s Nice That fresh out of university in the summer of 2013 and has stayed with us ever since. She has a particular interest in art, fashion and photography and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.