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Burtynsky, Edward 1955-

Works: 166 works in 409 publications in 6 languages and 5,464 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Exhibition catalogs  Environmental films  History  Interviews  Illustrated works  Exhibition, pictorial works  Biography 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Illustrator, Director, Artist, Creator, Contributor
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Manufactured Landscapes by Jennifer Baichwal( visu )
54 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,202 libraries worldwide
This is a striking new documentary on the world and work of renowned artist Edward Burtynsky. Internationally acclaimed for his large-scale photographs of "manufactured landscapes"--Quarries, recycling yards, factories, mines and dams -- Burtynsky creates stunningly beautiful art from civilization's materials and debris. 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. The film follows him through China, as he shoots the evidence and 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. With breathtaking sequences, such as the opening tracking shot through an almost endless factory, the filmmakers also extend the narratives of Burtynsky's photographs, allowing us to meditate on our impact on the planet and witness both the epicenters of industrial endeavor and the dumping grounds of its waste
Manufactured landscapes : the photographs of Edward Burtynsky by Lori Pauli( Book )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 688 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 )
26 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 620 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 by Frank O Gehry( Book )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 195 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 57 libraries worldwide
The images in this book ask that we follow the quiet journey of Robert Leslie and his camera through a land where the notion of the unstoppable economy, a land of plenty, the 'American dream', is brought into question
The Royal Alexandra Theatre : a celebration of 100 years by Robert Brockhouse( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
Burtynsky : water by Edward Burtynsky( Book )
8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 45 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
Art Gallery of Alberta : Randall Stout Architects ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 40 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
China : the photographs of Edward Burtynsky by Edward Burtynsky( Book )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 39 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
This overheating world ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Shelley Niro by Shelley Niro( Book )
2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
"The Scotiabank Photography Award is the largest peer-reviewed photographic art award in Canada, recognizing an established artist working in the medium. Shelley Niro is a member of the Six Nations Reserve, Bay of Quinte Mohawk, Turtle Clan. She uses photography, painting, beadwork, installation, and video to redefine contemporary Indigenous experience and identity. This survey exhibition celebrates Niro's career, and includes more than 70 objects, spanning from 1991 to 2017, featuring seminal works and never-before-shown photographs, along with some of the artist's recent projects. The accompanying book also presents a coherent overview of Niro's work, and both the exhibition and the book serve as prestigious acknowledgements of her outstanding contribution to the field."
Madre tierra : John Davies, Edward Burtynsky, Rinko Kawauchi by John Davies( Book )
6 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 35 libraries worldwide
Las fotografías presentadas en la muestra están marcadas por los diferentes orígenes de los tres fotógrafos protagonistas, lo que se traduce en distintas formas de acercarse a la naturaleza: Burtynsky busca sus imágenes en una naturaleza fuertemente atacada por la mano del hombre -paisajes contaminados, minas abandonadas, obras faraónicas y campos petrolíferos - creando escenas pesimistas más allá del color y de la forma; Davies trabaja con imágenes en blanco y negro para enseñar el ecosistema europeo, domesticado por la mano del hombre, en que la naturaleza ya no está herida, sino muerta y enterrada bajo toneladas de cemento y acero; Kawauchi se inspira en el detallismo de lo fugaz, típico de Oriente, cuando refleja el nacimiento de los seres vivos en una serie de imágenes repletas de recursos fotográficos como trepidaciones, desenfoques o colores extraños
Integral House : Shim·Sutcliffe : the 2006 Martell lecture by Brigitte Shim( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Edward Burtynsky · Quarries : the quarry photographs of Edward Burtynsky by Edward Burtynsky( Book )
9 editions published in 2007 in English and German and held by 24 libraries worldwide
"The new book Burtynsky - Quarries by celebrated Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky traces the artist's in-depth exploration of landscape as transformed by industry - in this case large-scale quarries around the world. These works were realized over seventeen years within a career that spans over a quarter century. Through masterful technique and often dizzying compositions, the artist presents his magnificent colour images as thought-provoking studies of those deconstructed territories that are created as we dig into the earth for material in order to build our cities. These detailed, sumptuous photographs urge us to consider how we as viewers are simultaneously attracted yet repulsed by these landscapes. Somewhere, while a building is created, a landscape is being destroyed."--Jacket
Burtynsky : oil by Edward Burtynsky( Book )
9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 22 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 by Andreas Fiedler( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in German and held by 21 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
Edward Burtynsky : residual landscapes : studies of industrial transfiguration ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Edward Burtynsky Essenz by William A Ewing( Book )
1 edition published in 2016 in German and held by 18 libraries worldwide
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 18 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Edward Burtynsky
Edward Burtynsky Canadees fotograaf
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Edward Burtynsky fotògraf canadenc
Edward Burtynsky fotógrafo canadiense
Edward Burtynsky fotografo e artista canadese
Edward Burtynsky kanadensisk fotograf
Edward Burtynsky kanadischer Künstler
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Edward Burtynsky photographe canadien
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