Edward Burtynsky

Edward Burtynsky

Essential Elements

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Edward Burtynsky (b. 1955) seeks to portray the visible outcomes of a globalized economy and humankind's impact upon environments around the world. He has achieved global recognition with his large-scale photographs and project-based monographs, such as Quarries, Oil and Water, all of which have resulted in popular touring exhibitions and, in the case of Water, a feature-length documentary film entitled Watermark. This book provides an overview of Burtynsky's work across four decades, including both iconic images and previously unpublished photographs. It dissolves previous project-based definitions to set out Burtynsky's oeuvre as five free-flowing sections that provide a sense of both his visual language and his exploration of the dilemmas at the heart of our globalized world. Each of the five sections is interleaved with a selection of texts from previous publications and articles on Burtynsky to provide a complete understanding of Burtynsky's view of the world.This book provides both an entirely new way of seeing Burtynsky's work.
Publisher: New York, New York : Thames & Hudson, 2016.
ISBN: 9780500544617
Characteristics: 202 pages :,illustrations (chiefly color)
Additional Contributors: Ewing, William A.
Alternative Title: Essential elements


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