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Andreas Gursky [Hardcover]

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Item description for Andreas Gursky by Kunstmuseum Basel , Bernhard Mendes Burgi, Nina Zimmer & Beate Sontgen...

Famed worldwide for his epically-proportioned photographs, Andreas Gursky is one of very few contemporary artists able to represent cultures of excessive information--which he does through images of supermarket wares, crowds, trash, architecture and nature. The extreme detail of Gursky's final image--achieved by digital restructuring--produces a vertiginous effect on the viewer, as it oscillates between total representation and total abstraction. It could be said that Gursky updates the eighteenth-century sublime for our times.
This publication surveys the artist's most recent creations, on display at the renowned Kunstmuseum Basel throughout the winter of 2007/2008. Two new groups of works in particular, one on Formula One races and the other on the famous Arirang Festival (a closely-choreographed mass spectacle in North Korea's capital of Pyongyang), are gathered here.

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Pages   127
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 9.75" Height: 11.5"
Weight:   2.1 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Feb 1, 2008
Publisher   Hatje Cantz
ISBN  3775720197  
ISBN13  9783775720199  

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It's very good selection book for Gursky.  Jun 15, 2008
This book included some good photos of Gursky.
Also having a detail explanation and script fro Gursky's work.
Beautiful pictures  Apr 19, 2008
The pictures are jaw dropping. Exquisite. Incredible. Six stars pictures.. The most important thing to me is that his photography is SUCH that I turn pages very very slowly... Each picture contains majestic details... such a level of detail in each photo is what makes his photo craft so unique...

However, there are too few pictures and many pages devoted to words and words... essays that ramble on art, pictures and blabla... I mean, I love words, i love books, but this, to me, misses the point of a book tha's mean for beautiful pictures...

That's it...
Andreas Gursky  Mar 29, 2008
This is a fairly inexpensive way to acquire one of Andreas Gursky's books. Most of his other books are fairly expensive and seem to be increasing in value. The quality of the images is excellent and the only issue I have with the book is the size of the offerings. If you have ever seen one of Gursky's images in the flesh you will quickly realize that this book only hints at what his prints really look like. But an oversized book would have been more costly and even then would not have approached the scale that Gursky prefers. All in all, I would recommend purchasing this book which is something that I have obviously done.
Photography & Contemporary Art  Aug 2, 2006
Probably the most innovative and gifted
photographer of our time Mr. Gursky's work is
selected, edited and presented by equally competent
eyes at MOMA. It is a 'must have' for those who
enjoy photography and contemporary art.
comprehensive  Feb 5, 2005
Gursky's prints in person are astounding--words fail to capture not only their size, but their detail. This book does an excellent job of taking those gigantic prints and putting them into a manageable size. Plus, this is a comprehensive overview of Gursky's work.

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