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Edward Burtynsky: Quarries [Hardcover]

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10 Sep 2007
Over a twenty-five year career exploring the landscape as transformed by industry, the celebrated Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky has accumulated a body of work on large-scale quarries around the world. Including Canada, Italy, China, Spain, Portugal, India and America these thought-provoking studies of sites that are created as we dig into the earth for material in order to build our cities, urge us to consider how we as viewers are simultaneously attracted yet repulsed by these landscapes somewhere a building is created while a landscape is destroyed. Edward Burtynsky, is one of Canadas most respected photographers. His remarkable photographic depictions of global industrial landscapes are included in the collections of 16 major museums around the world, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Bibliothèque nationale in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Ed Burtynskys numerous distinctions include the TED Prize, The Outreach award at the Rencontres dArles, and Canadas highest civil honour: Officer of the Order of Canada. In 2005 Steidl published his celebrated book China.

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  • Hardcover: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Steidl (10 Sep 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3865214568
  • ISBN-13: 978-3865214560
  • Product Dimensions: 37.3 x 3 x 29.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 529,369 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic book 19 Jan 2013
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For those who quarry.........a collection of fantastic photographs. Makes you want to visit these inspiring places. Would have been great to see methods used too?
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5.0 out of 5 stars A most beautiful book 20 Nov 2012
By A. Tate
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Contemporary photography considering man's impact on the natural world in our thirst for minerals. Wonderfully photographed with information about each quarry. Great coffee table book that makes a great talking point and opens discussion about man's relationship with the world.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing 10 Dec 2012
By Voodoo - Published on Amazon.com
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If you are into photography or in to minerals this is the book for you. I believe all Graduate Gemologist will love this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Photographer 4 Nov 2007
By Lawrence L. Powell - Published on Amazon.com
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Burtynsky shoots stunning pictures. There are many great photographers (and photography books) out there but his pictures are full of color and precision and the subject matter is a wonder to behold.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Immense book 8 Sep 2008
By Mr Cesar Harada - Published on Amazon.com
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It is a big big book. The compositions are powerful, the colors, and the details. You are realy in there, in the depth, the immensity of the quarries. For those who know quarries, it is a real travel. Amazing.
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