Oktoberfest 1984-2019 — By Volker Derlath

Oktoberfest 1984–2019

By Volker Derlath

Author: Nina Steimel

We are pleased to announce that the Photo book Oktoberfest 1984–2019 by Volker Derlath is now online at Kickstarter! Take the chance and support the project now by pre-ordering.

For 35 years, Munich photographer Volker Derlath has hardly missed a “Wiesn” day. With his camera, right in the middle of the action, he is capturing intimate moments, touching scenes, moments full of violence and comedy. The “folk festival of all folk festivals” reminds him, with its incomparable coarseness of folk amusements, of the Middle Ages, he says. The “Wiesn” is a kind of utopia where visitors can live out what has long since been domesticated in their everyday lives and swept under the rug of civilization.

The Munich Oktoberfest, also known as the “Wiesn,” is considered the largest folk festival in the world: two exhilarating weeks with beer, chicken, rides, and partying people from all over the world. But like last year, this year’s festival has been canceled due to a pandemic. Sad news for the worldwide fan community. With the book Oktoberfest we would like to remember a time when people could still unconditionally drink, flirt, and celebrate together.

Oktoberfest 1984–2019

Photographer: Volker Derlath
Editor: Melville Brand Design
Design: Lars Harmsen, Florian Brugger
Publisher: Slanted Publishers
Release date: September 2021
Format: 210 × 280 mm
Volume: 208 pages
Language: German + English
Binding: Stitched Binding
Cover: Refined book cover
ISBN: 978-3-948440-28-2
Support this book project now on Kickstarter!

Oktoberfest 1984-2019 — By Volker Derlath

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