Joachim Brohm. Typology 1979

TYPOLOGY 1979

Typology 1979 is the title of Joachim Brohm’s (*1955) monographic book published 2014 by Mack/London. The artist thus also chose to give a series of photographs he took in 1979 while studying at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen the same retrospective title.

Black and white photography was at the time commonly accepted as the standard amongst European artists and the first relevant articles about colour documentary in the US were being published for a specialized audience to read. This is when Brohm dedicated himself to the truthful representation of ordinary subject matter in muted colours. Typology 1979 is his earliest group of such works.

The comprehensive re-exploring and first publication of his early work from 1979 at this particular moment in time is an integral part of the photographer’s ongoing artistic concern and development. As far as he is concerned, the latter has always involved working on own photographic records.



Artist: Joachim Brohm
Editor: MACK
Text: Ulf Erdmann Ziegler
Design: Joachim Brohm, Grégoire Pujade-Lauraine


German, English
Hardcover, 24 cm x 26 cm
104 pages, 35 illustrations


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Available works of the artist

Joachim Brohm, Dessau Files, BRR0206, 2017‒2019, © Joachim Brohm, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Joachim Brohm, Dessau Files, BRR0206, 2017‒2019, © Joachim Brohm, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Joachim Brohm, Rudolf Schindler, Schindler House, Los Angeles, 2015, © Joachim Brohm, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Joachim Brohm, Rudolf Schindler, Schindler House, Los Angeles, 2015, © Joachim Brohm, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Joachim Brohm, Tin Facade, 2015, © Joachim Brohm, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Joachim Brohm, Tin Facade, 2015, © Joachim Brohm, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Joachim Brohm, Dessau Files, BRG2550, 2018, © Joachim Brohm, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Joachim Brohm, Dessau Files, BRG2550, 2018, © Joachim Brohm, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Joachim Brohm, Shack#3, 2008, © © Joachim Brohm, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Joachim Brohm, Culatra 08: Backyard, 2008, © © Joachim Brohm, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Joachim Brohm, Culatra 08: Boot #2 (aus der »Culatra« Portfoliokassette), 2008, © © Joachim Brohm, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Joachim Brohm, Culatra 10: Shack #4, 2010, © © Joachim Brohm, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Joachim Brohm, Culatra 09: Bungalow, 2009, © © Joachim Brohm, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Joachim Brohm, Cat. I S (Kopie) (Kopie) (Kopie) (from the series "Typology 1979"), 1979/2014, © © Joachim Brohm, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Joachim Brohm, Cat. I S (Kopie) (Kopie) (from the series "Typology 1979"), 1979/2014, © © Joachim Brohm, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Joachim Brohm, Cat. I S (Kopie) (Kopie) (from the series "Typology 1979"), 1979/2014, © © Joachim Brohm, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Joachim Brohm, Cat. I S (Kopie) (Kopie) (from the series "Typology 1979"), 1979/2014, © © Joachim Brohm, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Joachim Brohm, Cat. I S (Kopie) (Kopie) (from the series "Typology 1979"), 1979/2014, © © Joachim Brohm, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Joachim Brohm, MMS C IX (from the series "Mies Model Study (Golf Club) 2013-14"), 2014, © Joachim Brohm, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Joachim Brohm, MMS BW III (from the series "Mies Model Study (Golf Club) 2013-14"), 2014, © Joachim Brohm, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Joachim Brohm, L. Mies van der Rohe, Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin; Refurbishment by David Chipperfield Architects in progress (BRG0016), 2020, © Joachim Brohm, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Joachim Brohm, Rudolf Schindler, Morgan Camera Shop, Los Angeles, 2015, © Joachim Brohm, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Joachim Brohm, Untitled (House on Legs), 2015, © © Joachim Brohm, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Joachim Brohm, untitled (Mondrian), 2015, © Joachim Brohm, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Joachim Brohm, L. Mies van der Rohe, Tugendhat House, Brno, Closet (from the series "State of M"), 2015, © Joachim Brohm, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Joachim Brohm, B I Alma 2009 (Kopie) (Kopie) (Kopie), 2009, © © Joachim Brohm, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Joachim Brohm, B II Alma 2009 (Kopie) (Kopie) (Kopie), 2009, © © Joachim Brohm, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Joachim Brohm, B III Alma 2009 (Kopie) (Kopie) (Kopie) (from the series "Alma 2009"), 2009, © © Joachim Brohm, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Joachim Brohm, B IV Alma 2009 (Kopie) (Kopie) (Kopie) (from the series "Alma 2009"), 2009, © © Joachim Brohm, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Joachim Brohm, B IV Alma 2009 (Kopie) (Kopie) (Kopie) (from the series "Alma 2009"), 2009, © © Joachim Brohm, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Associated exhibition

Joachim Brohm. Typology 1979

Joachim Brohm. Typology 1979

Dusseldorf / 23 May – 21 June 2014

Typology 1979 is devoted to recreational places and the activities of people living in the artist’s immediate environment of the time, the Ruhr area. Brohm further elaborated this aspect at theb...

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