With essays by Michael Mitchell
Edward Burtynsky's Quarries 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 man-made 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.
80, 4-tone plates
Published by Steidl (1st Edition) , 2007
$175 shipped within the Continental USA