We’ll keep this short and sweet: If you like ‘em big and brilliant, this book by photographer Andreas Gursky deserves space on your bookshelf. Of course you should keep it out in front for awhile to truly enjoy it. One of my favorite things here is that the size of the book gives a bit of respect for the image.
Did you know that his work has sold for the most money of any living photographer? True.
“The big, bold, seductive, and surprising color photographs of German photographer Andreas Gursky set forth a stunning image of our contemporary world of high-tech industry, international markets, big-time sports, fast-paced tourism, and slick commerce. Tracking the zeitgeist from his native Germany to such far-flung places as Hong Kong, Brasilia, Cairo, New York, Shanghai, Stockholm, Tokyo, Paris, Singapore, and Los Angeles, Gursky has earned acclaim at the leading edge of contemporary art with a polished signature style that draws upon a great diversity of ideas, precedents, and techniques. Created in collaboration with the artist, this oversize book surveys the fullness of his work to date with gorgeous colorplates, generous two-page details, and a wealth of supporting illustrations. The first in-depth study in English of Gursky’s art, this book was published in conjunction with a major retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. ”
And an interesting article for balance.
Here’s how to be eligible for this free book:
This week, we’ll put the NEWSLETTER out on Thursday.If you have signed up to receive it, it’ll come into your email inbox sometime that day,depending on your time zone. (12:00 PST)
When it gets there, read the email and click the links for some other cool news. Then hit reply, delete the body of the email (saving server space) and then put the giveaway word , “Massive” into the subject line, add a shipping address,and hit send. The 25th person to respond will get this tome, Andreas Gursky, delivered to them by a uniformed representative.
There you go.