Andreas Gursky Architektur

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Edited by: Dr. Ralf Beil, Sonja Feßel Texts by: Dr. Ralf Beil, Gernot Böhme, Francesca Ferguson Contributions: Aleida Assmann, Jan Assmann, Elisabeth Bronfen, Sonja Feßel, Alfred Nordmann, Mirjam Schaub, Rudolf Schmitz, Monika Schmitz-Emans, Prof. Dr. Peter J. Schneemann, Thomas Zaunschirm u.a. German 2008, 112 Pages, 94 Ills. Hardcover 299mm x 247mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-2176-9
“I am working on an encyclopedia of life.” Andreas Gursky

A cathedral of energy production in Japan meets the temples of ancient Egypt, the informal architecture of the slums, the grid-like façades of an enormous apartment complex in Paris, or the textures of nighttime light in a megalopolis. In the photographs by Andreas Gursky (*1955 in Leipzig), living environments, locations throughout our globalized world, and arenas of historical and political power are transformed into emblematic pictorial compositions.This publication assembles about fifteen large-format works taken by the world-famous photographer between 1988 and the present. Architecture is a special focus here, a central complex of themes in the oeuvre of the Düsseldorf-based artist. For the first time, each of Gursky’s photographs is accompanied by commentary by a well-known author. The kaleidoscope of texts and images attractively demonstrates the depth and breadth of his concept of architecture, with a concentration on the structures and textures of the buildings’ exterior and interior spaces. (English edition ISBN 978-3-7757-2177-6)Exhibition schedule: Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt, May 11–September 7, 2008