The big, bold, seductive, and surprising color photographs of German photographer Andreas Gursky (b. 1955) set forth a stunning image of our contemporary world of high-tech industry, international markets, big-time sports, fast-paced tourism, and slick commerce. This large-format volumepublished in conjunction with a major retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, New Yo...more
Hardcover, 196 pages
Published January 1st 2001 by Museum of Modern Art
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Andreas Gursky is one of my favourite contemporary artists and he is part of the reason I have been developing a real appreciation for photography over the last year or two. His work cannot be satisfactorily reproduced in a book because of it's massive scale, but this book does as good a job as I have seen. I enjoyed the introductory essay by Peter Galassi which confirmed my gut feeling about Gursky's affinities by pointing out his relationship with Romantic painting, particularly Friedrich, Abs...more