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Burtynsky, Edward 1955-

Overview
Works: 138 works in 292 publications in 4 languages and 4,674 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Documentary films  Exhibition catalogs  Environmental films  Interviews  Nonfiction films  Exhibition, pictorial works  History  Biography  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Illustrator, Director, Creator, Contributor, Artist
Classifications: TR706, 779.092
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Publications about Edward Burtynsky
Publications by Edward Burtynsky
Most widely held works by Edward Burtynsky
Manufactured landscapes by Jennifer Baichwall( visu )
34 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,139 libraries worldwide
Edward Burtynsky has gained international recognition for his photographs of what he calls manufactured landscapes. He argues that we have reached past the point now where we are at the mercy of the environment--our planet now lives and dies at our mercy. This is not meant to be a frightening concept, though many of the images are sobering, in this chilling but ultimately beautiful documentary on what industrialization is doing to man and the world as we know it. Or used to know it. Manufactured Landscapes tells the story of these images, and how Burtynsky came to be so fascinated with the concept of human design. It follows a recent photo shoot in China, photographing the effects of that country's massive industrial revolution, showing us a glimpse of what it's like behind the scenes for a famous photographer in action
Manufactured landscapes : the photographs of Edward Burtynsky by Lori Pauli( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 667 libraries worldwide
"Over the past twenty-five years, the Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky has been an explorer of unfamiliar places where industrial activity has reshaped the surface of the land. His surveys of the man-made terrain of quarrying, mining, railcutting, recycling, oil refining, and shipbreaking remind us that these incursions into the earth arise out of perennial human needs and desires. Burtynsky's photographs may show us things that are disturbing, but they also have about them an unexpected beauty, subverting our usual notions of the sublime in nature and leading us to a new awareness of the landscape of our times." "Manufactured Landscapes, organized by the National Gallery of Canada, is the first major retrospective of Edward Burtynsky's work. This fully illustrated catalogue of the exhibition includes essays by Lori Pauli, Mark Haworth-Booth, and Kenneth Baker, and an interview with the artist by Michael Torosian."--Jacket
Watermark ( visu )
12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 499 libraries worldwide
Following their success with Manufactured Landscapes, photographer Edward Burtynsky and filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal reunite to explore the ways in which humanity has shaped, manipulated and depleted one of its most vital and compromised resources: water
Frank Gehry in Toronto : transforming the Art Gallery of Ontario ( Book )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 182 libraries worldwide
In autumn 2008 the transformed Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), one of the most distinguished art museums in North America, opens its doors. The magnificent new building has been designed by the world-renowned architect Frank Gehry. Here, Gehry's innovative renovation of the AGO is captured through the lens of Edward Burtynsky
Stormbelt by Robert Leslie( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
The Royal Alexandra Theatre : a celebration of 100 years by Robert Brockhouse( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
Art Gallery of Alberta : Randall Stout Architects ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
"This book documents the various stages of the construction of the new Art Gallery of Alberta building, designed by Randall Stout Architects. Structured in reverse chronology, the book begins with the final built structure, and moves back in time through construction, design, inspiration and ending with a brief history of the Art Gallery of Alberta prior to the move to its new home in 2010"--Preface
This overheating world ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Manufactured landscapes Edward Burtynsky by Edward Burtynsky( visu )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and German and held by 32 libraries worldwide
Photographer Edward Burtynsky travels around the globe, finding and capturing changes in the landscape resulting from industrial and manufacturing plants, and their effects
Madre tierra : John Davies, Edward Burtynsky, Rinko Kawauchi by John Davies( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Integral House : Shim·Sutcliffe : the 2006 Martell lecture by Brigitte Shim( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
China : the photographs of Edward Burtynsky by Edward Burtynsky( Book )
6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
"In this book, Edward Burtynsky presents photographs of the remnant and newly established zones of Chinese industrialization - those places created while realizing the "glory" of wealth for a powerful civilization yearning to move forward and join the ranks of modern nations. Using diplomatic channels, Burtynsky has gained rare access to these sites, creating images that are at once arresting and unsettling. These photographs afford us privileged glimpses of the vast social and economic transformation currently underway in China." "Burtynsky casts a watchful eye over the extreme expressions of Chinese industry. His subjects include the Three Gorges Dam, at present the world's largest engineering project and Bao Steel, China's biggest steel producer. He explores the vanishing dinosaurs of old industrial complexes in the north eastern "rust belt" and shipyards at Qiligang, the single most concentrated area of shipbuilding in the country."--Jacket
Edward Burtynsky · Quarries : the quarry photographs of Edward Burtynsky by Edward Burtynsky( Book )
7 editions published in 2007 in English and German and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Burtynsky : oil by Edward Burtynsky( Book )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
"Edward Burtynsky's Oil collects a decades' worth of photographing the world's largest oil fields, refineries, freeway interchanges and automobile plants, in an attempt to comprehend the scale of production attending this most politicized of resources. The ideal photographer for this job, Burtynsky locates and documents the sites that urban dwellers never see, and questions human accountability. His imagery is vast in both scale and ambition, revealing the apparatus behind the energy we mine from dwindling resources, and the ongoing effects of the industrial revolution. "In 1997 I had what I refer to as my oil epiphany," Burtynsky explains: "it occurred to me that all the vast, man-altered landscapes I had been in pursuit of for over 20 years were all possible because of the discovery of oil and the mechanical advantage of the internal combustion engine." Burtynsky's epiphany is typical of his desire to lift the scrim of everyday life and reveal the basic resources that keep it in place. What lies beyond is not pretty, and the images in Oil sometimes resemble the post-apocalyptic desert landscapes of Mad Max, with their vast horizons of featureless sand and desert foliage, punctuated by creaky-looking oil machinery. With a unflinching eye, Burtynsky presents us with the reality of oil production as its role in our civilization undergoes massive transformation."--Jacket
Welt-Bilder 4 = World images 4 ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in German and held by 20 libraries worldwide
This new volume in the series, which has now become a multi-faceted compendium of current photography, again presents a living spectrum of exemplary artistic positions. A primary aim of this project is to find out more about how artists, in a time of visual media overload, transpose their view of the world to the medium of photography
Burtynsky : water by Edward Burtynsky( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
This book explores humanity's increasingly stressed relationship with the world's most vital natural resource in a series of photographs made by Canadian artist, Edward Burtynsky. Over the past five years, Burtynsky has travelled across the globe, from the Gulf of Mexico to the shores of the Ganges, while weaving together an ambitious representation of water's ever more fragmented lifecycle. In colourful aerial images, many bordering on the edge of complete abstraction, Burtynsky traces the various roles that water plays in modern life; as a source of healthy ecosystems and energy, as a key element in cultural and religious rituals, and as a rapidly depleting resource. Many of the images focus our attention not on water itself but on the systems that humans have put in place in order to harness it, shape it and control it. Photographs of maze-like stepwells in India, massive dam construction and aquaculture in China, manufactured waterfront housing projects in Florida and irrigation systems in the American West are presented alongside parched landscapes, dried river regions and ominously-coloured salt and shrimp farms. Many of these photographs are Burtynzky's most abstract images yet; pivot irrigation plots are carefully crafted into totemic arrangements of geometry and dryland farming fields are transformed into dizzying collections of biomorphic forms. These images, sometimes elegant, sometimes haunting, hover between the worlds of painting and photography, forming a compelling global portrait of water that functions as an open-ended question about humanity's past, present, and future relationship with the natural world
Edward Burtynsky : works from two decades, 1981-2001 : a gift to the collection by Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Edward Burtynsky : residual landscapes : studies of industrial transfiguration ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Shanghai : explosive growth by Forum For Urban Design( Book )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
No man's land : contemporary photographers and fragile ecologies : Edward Burtynsky, Emmet Gowin, David Maisel ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Edward Burtynsky
Edward Burtynsky Canadian photographer
Edward Burtynsky canadisk fotograf
Edward Burtynsky fotografo e artista canadese
Edward Burtynsky kanadensisk fotograf
Edward Burtynsky kanadischer Künstler
Edward Burtynsky kanadisk fotograf
Эдвард Буртинский
エドワード・バーティンスキー
Languages
English (154)
German (6)
Spanish (3)
French (2)
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