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Quarries: The Quarry Photographs of Edward Burtynsky
With essays by Michael Mitchell

In his new book, Burtynsky offers a complete body of work spanning 1991 - 2006, picturing photographs of five marble quarries from across three continents. To Burtynsky, the gaps left behind by displaced stone comprise a manmade landscape, an inverted architecture of our modern monuments. His reserved compositions reduce the landscape to geometric abstractions, pierced by bright marble veins or mining equipment, all brilliantly rendered in high-quality, luminous reproductions. This steady photographic document subtly explores the shifting tides of industry, commerce, and labor, continuing Burtynsky's photographic discourse regarding the complex relationship of our global economy and the environment.

Signed, Hardcover
176 pages
80 color plates
Steidl, 2007

$250 signed
$80 unsigned