The father and son team of H & D Zielske document the city of Berlin in this photographic art book, which exhibits an extraordinary series of images. It is their unique orchestration of the light and their surgically sharp perception of the cityscape as a stage set, that make the Zielske photographs so outstanding. There is a magical realism that shows it as it is, while making everything look so entirely different. The images present a very special view of Berlin that boasts a rare intensity.
In this book the photographic artists tell the city's histories, from the pioneering days of the late-19th century and the Berlin of the Cold War, to modern and post-modern Berlin. Their narrative approach and their personal visual language have permitted Horst and Daniel Zielske to unveil entirely new facets in Germany's most-photographed city and to tell the story of Berlin in their pictures.