Andreas Mühe

Pathos als Distanz
— Catalog
260 pages, Kehrer Verlag, 2017
ISBN 978-3-86828-831-5


  • Red Dot
  • ADC
  • Type Directors Club
  • Gute Gestaltung
  • IF design award
Red Dot
Type Directors Club
Gute Gestaltung
IF Design Award

About the project

Accompanying photographer Andreas Mühe’s retrospective entitled »Pathos als Distanz« (Pathos as Distance) at Deichtorhallen Hamburg, publishing house Kehrer, releases the exhibition catalog, available in both a German and an English edition. Using only a few subtle design elements, the photobook juxtaposes Mühe’s works with extracts from Florian Illies’ book »1913«. The result is an ever-surprising, edgy visual composition that draws on the interplay between imagery and text. It adds a new rhythm to both and allows for novel perspectives and readings.

Mühe’s renowned photo series on German history and the gestures and forms of human expression are broken up and newly charged with the multi-layered historical references contained in Illies’ texts. For this impressive contextualization to come to full effect, biographical notes, greetings, installation views, and photo titles are purposefully confined to the compact information section at the end of the book.

Andreas Mühe — Pathos as Distance
Cloth hardcover with dust jacket, 2017, 23 x 28,8 cm, 260 Seiten, 150 color ills., German/English, ISBN 978-3-86828-831-5. Published by Kehrer Verlag, 2017 ↗