Made between 1995 and 2001 and published as the first part of Hexagone with the title “The Manufactured Landscape,” this section brings together images that comprise a portrait of modern urban life. From the fall of the housing blacks to the blossoming of detached houses, from the development of the new towns to the construction of major ensembles in tourist zones, Jürgen Nefzger takes us around a France that is not very comely. The manufactured dimension of the landscape sometimes verges on factitiousness: several images seem disconcertingly unreal, and yet it is all really there, witness to this reality that we are building for ourselves.


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Shopping center near Montpellier, France, 1996

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Young English couple on holidays, La Grande Motte, France, 1998

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Futuroscope amusement park, Poitiers, France, 1996

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Business Park, Cery -Pointoise, France, 2000

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Shopping center Val d'Oise, France, 2000

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Val d’Oise, France, 2000

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Nursery School, Cergy, France, 2001

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Cergy St Christophe, 2001, France, 2001

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Social Housing, Montignac, France, 1996

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Panoramic view of the New Town of Cergy-Pontoise, France, 2000

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Implosion of a social housing block, Meaux, France 2000

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Implosion of a social housing block, Mantes-la-Jolie, France 2000

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Allotements in Pontoise, France, 2000 (part of a diptych)

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Cergy, France, 2000

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