Publisher's Description
After some 25 years of exploring the impact of industry on our planet, the celebrated Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky has accumulated a substantial body of work documenting the world's major quarries-in Canada, Italy, China, Spain, Portugal, India and America. Quarries are, of course, a crucial source for the buildings we construct, and as such, a negative correlative of what we add to the world-as well as a tangible (and neglected) evidence for our ongoing dependence on its resources. Somewhere a building is being created while a landscape is being destroyed, and, as Burtynsky writes, 'quarries…are places that are outside of our normal experience, yet we partake of their output on a daily basis.' His images of these plundered landscapes are simultaneously beautiful and disquieting.
ISBN: 3865214568
Publisher: Steidl
Hardcover : 176 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 14.5 x 11.5 x 1.1 inches
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