Andreas Gursky


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Andreas Gursky

Ed. Ralf Beil, Sonja Feßel, text(s) by Ralf Beil, Gernot Böhme, Francesca Ferguson, contributions by Aleida Assmann, Jan Assmann, Elisabeth Bronfen, Sonja Feßel, Alfred Nordmann, Mirjam Schaub, Rudolf Schmitz, Monika Schmitz-Emans, Peter J. Schneemann, Thomas Zaunschirm u.a.


2008. 112 pp., 94 ills.


29.90 x 24.70 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-2176-9

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

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