Bernd and Hilla Becher, Column Elevator, 1988. In drawing attention to the cultural dimension of industrial architecture, their work highlighted the need for preservation of these building. The images of structures with similar functions are then displayed side by side to invite viewers to compare their forms and designs based on function, regional idiosyncrasies, or the age of the structures. The Bechers used the term “typology” to describe these ordered sets of photographs.
mianoti: Niikuni Seiichi, Post-War Japanese Poetry, (Penguin Books, 1972)