Sad news: Bernd Becher chronicler with his wife Hilla of all the unloved chimneys, cooling towers, coal silos has passed away. Apologises to Bernd and Hilla for the crappy blog reproduction of their subtle and beautiful pictures.
One thing not in the obits and probably not intended in their work was that there was humour to it all. Page after page of blank industrial buildings had a joy and beauty about them, the collecting of them also had a certain kind of playful cussedness about it. You can see some of their work in the Tate and in also Our S's front hallway!