Photographic artists Nicole Blaffert and Franz Wamhof lived at the JHQ over a period of two months, photographing the architecture, landscape and people.
JHQ is short for Joint Headquarters and designates the merger of various military general staffs of NATO and the British armed forces in Germany. The complex located near Mönchengladbach very much resembles a small town with a complete infrastructure and was built between 1952 and 1954; it is scheduled to close down in late 2013.
This is a photographic book with a personal documentary-like view of the dissolution of a relic from the Cold War.
Graphic design: Renata Ras
Language: German, English
Size: 24 x 30 cm, 128 pages (70 black-and-white + colour plates)
Binding: hardcover with dustjacket