The creative duo, Bernd and Hilla Becher, were fascinated by the industrial buildings. While observing the ever-changing industrial landscape, they wanted to preserve the objects from disappearance and to systematize them. Artists' fascination with steel factories or gas refineries was driven by their pursuit of the Zeitgeist reflected in them.
This work shows the water tower photographed in Trier Ehrang, Germany in 1982. The image represents the theoretical concepts of composition held by the artists. Trier-Ehrang water tower also reflects the author's view on the industrialization, which suggests that there is no aesthetic thinking behind such architecture in the first place.
“No judgment, we want to be as neutral as possible. All we can do now is to merely describe them visually, and not yet verbally.„
—Bernd and Hilla Becher