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Edward Burtynsky's imagery explores the intricate link between industry and nature, combining the raw elements of mining, quarrying, shipping, oil production and recycling into eloquent, highly expressive visions that find beauty and humanity in the most unlikely places. These images are metaphors for the dilemma of our modern existence: we are drawn by desire--the desire to live well and in comfort--yet we all know that the world is suffering to meet those demands. Our dependence on nature to provide the materials for our consumption and our concern for the health of our planet sets us into uneasy contradiction and feeds the dialogue in Burtynsky's images between attraction and repulsion, seduction and fear. Burtynsky's latest body of work gives visual form to the industrial and urban transformation of China, a place where industrial forces are gathering on a scale that the world has never experienced before. If the earth's resources were up to now under siege through western colonialism and technological progress, then China is on the brink of a sweeping assault on the planet's ecosystem that is only just forming and is nowhere close to expressing its full impact.

Product Details

ISBN:
9783865211309
Other:
Burtynsky, Edward
Author:
Burtynsky, Edward
Essay by:
Fishman, Ted C.
Essay by:
Mayer, Marc
Essay:
Mayer, Marc
Essay:
Fishman, Ted C.
Author:
Fishman, Ted
Author:
Kingwell, Mark
Author:
Mayer, Marc
Publisher:
Steidl Dap
Subject:
General
Subject:
Individual Photographer
Subject:
Architectural & Industrial
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Travel - World/Asia
Subject:
Individual Photographers - General
Subject:
Asia-Picture Books
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PHOTOGRAPHY / General
Publication Date:
20121131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
180
Dimensions:
11.6 x 14.7 x 0.9 in 76.8 oz

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