Matthias Schaller by Germano Celant is a retrospective of Schaller’s photography in book form. Presenting all his major bodies of work from the last ten years such as the series “Studio Gursky” (2000), documenting Andreas Gursky’s Düsseldorf studio; “Die Mühle” (2001-02), showing the studio-home of Bernd and Hilla Becher; and “Controfacciata” (2008), colourdrained images of the interiors of Venetian palaces. Including thumbnail images of all these series and a bibliography, this book is the perfect entry-point to Schaller’s oeuvre and a comprehensive summary of it. Matthias Schaller was born in Dillingen/Donau, Germany, in 1965, and today lives in Venice and New York City. Schaller studied cultural anthropology in Göttingen, Hamburg and Siena. He was a DAAD fellow in Rome, and has exhibited internationally in solo shows at institutions including Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Biennale d’Arte in Venice, the Picasso Museum in Münster, and Museu de Arte Moderna in Rio de Janeiro. Steidl has published Schaller’s The Mill (2007), Controfacciata (2008) and Purple Desk (2009).