Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Quarries. By Edward Burtynsky. Steidl, 2007. 176pp., illustrated throughout, 38,1x30,4cm.

How our landscape is transformed by industry and the construction of our industrial society is always interesting to me (especially as we've gone so far down that road that there are layers and years of man-made interference).

I also happen to find quarries very beautiful in their jagged destruction.

Book description:

"Over a twenty-five year career exploring the landscape as transformed by industry, the celebrated Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky has accumulated a body of work on large scale quarries around the world.

Including Canada, Italy, China, Spain, Portugal, India and America these thought provoking studies of sites that are created as we dig into the earth for material in order to build our cities, urge us to consider how we as viewers are simultaneously attracted yet repulsed by these landscapes - somewhere a building is created while a landscape is destroyed."

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