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Red Land – Blue Land

Red Land – Blue Land
Claudio Hils
Hatje Cantz Verlag
German & English

Texts by Anna M. Eifert-Körnig & Rolf Schönlau


Hardcover, with dust jacket
160 pages
ISBN 9783775709309


Red Land – Blue Land is a term used by the military when a site is divided into the territories of friend and foe. This applied to the British military training ground Senne in Germany, which the documentary photographer Claudio Hils explored over the course of several years. At first the impression of unspoilt nature prevails and the signs of military use are slow to reveal themselves. However, the eye soon discovers more and more details, with cartridge cases, overgrown graves and outlines of ruined houses confirming the war scenario.

About the Artist
Claudio Hils was born in 1962 in Mengen. From 1985-1993, he studied communication design at the Gesamthochschule Essen. He is a photographic author and publisher of a number of artist’s books, among them Neuland (1999) and Von Königskindern und anderen (1997). He currently lives and works as a journalist, photographer and designer in Essen.

About the Publisher
Hatje Cantz Verlag is a German book publisher specialising in photography, art, architecture and design. It was established in 1945 by Gerd Hatje and has offices in Stuttgart and Berlin. Hatje Cantz Verlag has a backlist of nearly 800 titles.