Hartmut Bitomsky.
Geliehene Landschaften.
Zur Praxis und Theorie des Dokumentarfilms.


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n.b.k. Exhibitions Vol. 9 – Hartmut Bitomsky. Geliehene Landschaften. Zur Praxis und Theorie des Dokumentarfilms.

Edited by Marius Babias

464 pages, with illustrations (mostly in color), soft cover, German/English, 19.80 Euro / 15.00 Euro (members), Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne 2012, ISBN 978-3-86560-815-4


In 1966, the filmmaker Hartmut Bitomsky became a student at the German Film Academy in its very first year, along with e.g. Wolf Gremm and Wolfgang Petersen. Among the best known of his so far about 40 films is the Germany-trilogy Deutschlandbilder (Pictures of Germany, 1983), Reichsautobahn (1985, awarded the Grimme Preis in Gold) and Der VW Komplex (The Volkswagen Complex, 1988). The book documents the work of one of the most influential documentary filmmakers of his generation.

The book was published on the occasion of the exhibition
Hartmut Bitomsky.

The publication can be purchased at local bookshops, via the website of Buchhandlung Walther König, and at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein. Members of Neuer Berliner Kunstverein can buy the book at n.b.k. for the special price of 15.00 Euro.