SEPTEMBER 14, 2006 – JANUARY 6, 2007
Drawn from the permanent collection of the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida and presented as a companion exhibition to Candida Höfer: Architecture of Absence, this exhibition explores the photographic
influences of the celebrated German artist. Each of the images demonstrates the commitment to a schlich, or object, approach, which is evident in each photographer’s attempt to isolate the object’s essential characteristics. Also evident is a shared fascination with the concept of an archetype, or the perfect example of a particular type. The arrangement of variations within a type into rows or a grid constitutes a typology, which facilitates classification based upon the comparative study and analysis of types.