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by Martin Hentschel,Andreas Gursky

  • ISBN: 3775723382
  • Author: Martin Hentschel,Andreas Gursky
  • ePub ver: 1285 kb
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  • Rating: 4.6 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 272
  • Publisher: Hatje Cantz; Bilingual edition (March 1, 2009)
  • Formats: docx lrf doc mbr
  • Category: Art
  • Subcategory: Photography & Video
epub Andreas Gursky: Works 80-08 download

Andreas Gursky: Works 80-08.

Andreas Gursky: Works 80-08.

First published in 2008 and quickly going out of print, Works 80-08 unfurls the artist's oeuvre in all its encyclopedic glory

First published in 2008 and quickly going out of print, Works 80-08 unfurls the artist's oeuvre in all its encyclopedic glory. Gursky selected over 150 images from his archive of photographs especially for this publication, reaching back in time to his student days at the Folkwang Hochschule Essen, and then to his formative studies with Bernd and Hilla Becher at the Kunstakademie D sseldorf.

Andreas Gursky (born 15 January 1955) is a German photographer and professor at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany.

by Martin Hentschel For this volume, Gursky has chosen more than 150 works from his fund of photographs, reaching back t. .

Publisher's Description. Andreas Gursky's photographs are merciless in their vertiginous will to make every last tube of toothpaste count, to compel every constituent into legibility. His optical fanaticism is not an effect of specific consumerist critique so much as a desire to set before the eye what was deemed too much for the mind, pressing the extreme surfeit of the world's contents against its limits

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In his resplendent large-scale photographs, Andreas Gursky captures the modern world, and its landscapes, people, architecture, and industries, in seductive detail. Shot from an elevated perspective and produced on an epic scale, Gursky’s images show the individual or products, soccer players, windows on a building, or islands in the sea-subsumed by the masses or the environment. Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.

Andreas Gursky is a German artist mostly known for his colorful, large scale landscape photographs . Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany.

Although Andreas Gursky is enchanted with his grand subjects, he also is careful in regards to reflecting the dispassionate attitude that permeates his work.

I had the disorienting sensation that something was happening-happening to me, I suppose, although it felt more generalized than that. Gursky's huge, panoramic colour prints-some of them up to six feet high by ten feet long-had the presence, the formal power, and in several cases the majestic aura of nineteenth-century landscape paintings, without losing any of their meticulously detailed immediacy as photographs.

German Photographer Andreas Gursky, who is represented by the Matthew Marks Gallery will be showcasing his new works. The show will exhibit 5 large-scale. Gursky’s pictures do not appear out of nowhere, they are always based on a picture which existed previously. What others are saying. Exhibition - Andreas Gursky - Works in Exhibition - Matthew Marks Gallery. Times Square" - photo by Andreas Gursky, 1997.

"In all eras there have been artists who have aspired to encyclopedic summation of the world, to find a form to accommodate the mess," as Samuel Beckett once put it. The Renaissance marked the juncture at which it became impossible for any one person to have read every book in existence (just as books became widely available for the first time, ironically); today it would be a feat even to count the number of toothpastes in your average grocery store. Andreas Gursky's photographs are merciless in their vertiginous will to make every last tube of toothpaste count, to compel every constituent into legibility. His optical fanaticism is not an effect of specific consumerist critique so much as a desire to set before the eye what was deemed too much for the mind, pressing the extreme surfeit of the world's contents against its limits. For this volume, Gursky has chosen more than 150 works from his fund of photographs, reaching back to his student days at the Folkwang Hochschule Essen and his studies with Bernd and Hilla Becher at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. The earliest exposures here include the Desk Attendants series and other unpublished photographs, and the most recent images were conceived especially for the book. Every single exposure in Gursky's encyclopedic morphology is a vital piece in the puzzle, which, over the course of his 28-year career, has amounted to an encyclopedia of the unencompassable.
Comments (6)

Twentyfirstfinger
GUrsky manipulates his pictures in ways that occur to few photographers, but the initial impact is of overwhelming 'natural' beauty & harmony. It takes a special talent to convey to so many observers the pleasure of abstraction.
Goktilar
I love this book both as an object and for the work it is showing. Great quality of the arist's work and the print.
Zbr
This book is an exhibition catalogue and also a review of Gursky's work over 28 years - 1980- 2008. The two characterisitics of his photos are (i) view from a distance (ii) the opportunities this gives to portray repetition (of people, cars, desks, shoes, rain drops, roads, skyscra[er wndows, ceiling lights,etc..

One pair of photos shows an aerial view of vehicles and pedestrians and bus passengers in a traffic jam in Cairo. It is not cear what is happning - perhaps the people are vacating a broken down bus? Perhaps there has been a road accident. What seems to interest Gursky (and the viewer) is how the visual image of hundreds of identical or similar objects in spatial rhythm becomes an object in its own right. And how this comes to represent the character of a place - for example large numbers of canoeists on Lake Garda an Italian lake, windows in an HSBC office block in Hong Kong, a collection of Prada shoes, two enormous atriums in Atlanta and Times Square, hundreds of people walking across a glacier in the Engadin, hundreds of people at computer desks in a Hong Kong stock exchange.

I became interested in Andreas Gursky through seeing the exhibition of his work at the Vancover Art gallery in July 09. I then bought this book from Amazon on-line because I could not afford the $60 for the copy sold at the gallery. It was $25 - $30 cheaper to buy on line. Gursky is a most interesting artist - photographer.Someone whose work meant so much to me that I want to look at his pictures time and again - each time feeling I could learn from him something new.
Uttegirazu
Finally had a chance to look at this and sadly the pictures are all quite small. Most of the horizontal pictures are reproduced on a single page, with white space around them, so maybe 4 x 6 inches? But there is so much going on in the photos it's all hard to see. Because of the small reproductions I give this book only 2 stars.
Vaua
This book is really well done. The paper is awesome and the cover, is really beautiful and has a good touch. The work of Andreas Gursky is really complex and vast. This retrospective shows a well done extract of 20 years of photographic work
Kinashand
This book covers Gursky very well. The hardbound cover is linen and very nice. The printing quality is also very good. But my main issue is that many of the images span two pages and since the book is relatively thick, you can't really see the entire image, at least to the fullest effect. It's a little annoying and has me searching out another book to complement. Also, the dimensions could be larger to better see the detail in Gursky's work. Despite the issues, it's still a book to own, just because of how broad it is.

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