In 1953, C.H. Boehringer Sohn initiated and published „Lob des Rheingaus“, the first illustrated book with photographs of Albert Renger-Patzsch. Three were to follow: “Hohenstaufenburgen in Süditalien” – 1961, “Bäume” – 1962, and “Gestein” – 1966. 125 years of Boehringer Ingelheim’s existence was the occasion for the shareholder family, and their fourth generation in particular, to take up the Rheingau theme once again and to reinterpret it.
Albert Renger-Patzsch (1897–1966) is regarded as a pioneer of new functionalism in Germany. His direct, relevant photographic style formed the basis of modern photography.