New York: Wittenborn and Company, 1970. First edition. Hardcover. The American edition of the first monograph on the Bechers. Beginning in the 1960s the Bechers starting photographing a wide range of man made structures and this book features black and white images divided into these sections: Lime-Kilns, Cooling Towers, Black-furnaces, Winding-towers, Water-towers, Gas-holders, and Silos. A very near fine copy with slightly splayed blue cloth boards (as usual) in a near fine jacket with a few tiny edge tears, some light rubbing and some tiny chips to the top of the spine. A bright copy of this classic book which is one of the most important and influential photography books of the last half century. (Parr & Badger v2, 261: Roth 194-195) The Bechers are currently the subject of a major retrospective show at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.