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Andreas Gursky

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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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Darran Mclaughlin
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
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Aug 06, 2012 Darran Mclaughlin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: german, photography, art
Another book of Gursky's magnificent photographs, these from the last 10 years. I think Gursky's work is emblematic of the era we live in.
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Shelves: nonfiction
This coffee table book was worth lugging home to gaze at all the oversized prints. I don't think i actually READ any part of it.
Daniel
Sep 21, 2015 Daniel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It would be even more shocking if seen in its original large format in exhibitions! When would be the next one?
Raymond
Aug 08, 2007 Raymond rated it it was amazing
Gursky's work nearly convinced e to give up painting and drawing. Nearly.
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