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Andreas Gursky: Photographs from 1984 to the Present

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Editor:  Marie Luise Syring
Publisher: Art Data
Publication: 1998, First Edition
Binding: Case-bound
Pages: 130
Size: 345 x 310
Text: English

(Preface) 'Andreas Gursky, born 1955 in Leipzig, is one of those successful photographers who studied under Bernd Becher at the Dosseldorf Academy and has since achieved international recognition. In large-format, color photographs Gursky captures vast, panoramic views of entire cityscapes, endless horizons, huge factory halls and spaces crowded with people, often from a bird's eye view, and always from a distance. The people in Gursky's tableaux, which in terms of composition and the use of light are reminiscent of Romantic landscape painting, shrink to tiny staffage, whose individuality seems to disappear in the "ornament of the masses" Gursky's portraits of exterior and interior spaces, where either work or play takes place, neither denounce nor offer psychological explanations; they are subtle descriptions of our society. Our volume, which accompanies a retrospective at the Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, is the first large monograph on Andreas Gursky's photographic work since 1984.'

Condition: Very Good. All titles are used and show shelf ware consistent with age. Slight rubbing and tanning to DJ, otherwise book is clean. Please contact me for further information on condition.

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