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The big, bold, seductive and surprising color photographs of German photographer Andreas Gursky set forth a stunning image of our contemporary world of high-tech industry, international markets, big-time sports, fast-paced tourism and slick commerce. Tracking the zeitgeist from his native Germany to such far-flung places as Hong Kong, Brasilia, Cairo, New York, Shanghai, S ...more
Hardcover, 196 pages
Published July 2nd 2002 by Museum of Modern Art
(first published August 31st 1998)
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Jul 29, 2012 Darran Mclaughlin rated it it was amazing
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