"....documenting the effect of industrialization on the environment, Burtynsky provokes his viewers to contemplate the world he shoots. Published in conjunction with the first major retrospective of Burtynsky's work, this book requires more than a quick flip through the pages. At first one is dazzled by the color and apparent fluidity in the landscapes that he captures, but on deeper examination one begins to realize that these are quarry mines, oil refining factories, and recycling centers. Not your typical coffee-table book, this comes with a social and environmental message that should not be ignored. Essays by three curator/critics and an interview with the artist complement the 64 large-scale color images. Recommended for academic libraries and large art photo collections."
- Sheila Devaney, University of Georgia
Roloff Beny Book Award
Hardcover: 160 pages / 64 colour plates
Publisher: National Gallery of Canada / Yale University Press (1st edition 2003)
Product Dimensions: 33.3 x 27.9 x 1.8 cm
Shipping Weight: 1.6 Kg