art book cologne GmbH & Co. KG
Deutzer Freiheit 107
Opening hours (office and showroom):
Monday to Friday 8 – 17
Phone: +49 221 800 80 80
Fax: +49 221 800 80 82
art book cologne, founded by Bernd Detsch in 1997, is a wholesale company and specializes in buying and selling high quality publications in art, art theory, architecture, design, photography, illustrated cultural history and all related subjects internationally. Our team includes specialists in art, culture, music, book trade and media but in spite of our diversity we have one common ground: the enthusiasm for unique art books.
We purchase remaining stocks from museums, publishers and art institutions. We sell these remainders to bookstores, museum shops, and art dealers all over the world.
In 2008, the American photographer Hadley Hudson discovered her passion for photographing models within the privacy of their own homes– locations proving much more intimate than the usual studio settings. Hudson was fascinated by how much of the models’ personalities and histories were expressed in their private spaces that ranged from model apartments in New York to long-outgrown childhood bedrooms in Paris and London to squats and squalid flat shares in Berlin and Vienna.
Influenced by C. G. Jung’s concept of the persona (Greek for mask), Hudson’s blunt documentary style permits an unobstructed view into the private world of these teenagers who return Hudson’s intimate gaze with tenderness, defiance, uncertainty, and ambition. This photobook offers an exclusive look at the fashion world while deconstructing the industry’s pristine exterior.