Burtynsky: Water

Burtynsky: Water


By (author) Edward Burtynsky, By (author) Wade Davis

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  • Publisher: Steidl Verlag
  • Format: Hardback | 228 pages
  • Dimensions: 305mm x 404mm x 61mm | 3,039g
  • Publication date: 5 November 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Gottingen
  • ISBN 10: 3869306793
  • ISBN 13: 9783869306797
  • Sales rank: 136,842

Product description

There is no life without water. This book tells us the story of where water comes from, how we use it, distribute and waste it. Often from a bird's-eye perspective, the photographer shows us its remote sources, remarkable ancient step-wells and mass bathing rituals, the transformation of desert into cities with waterfronts on each doorstep, the compromised landscapes of the American Southwest. Furthermore, Burtynsky explores the infrastructure of water management: the gigantic hydroelectric dams and terraced rice fields in the heart of China, the vast irrigation systems of America's bread basket and the use of aquaculture. The color photographs in this book are poetic and at the same time highly relevant: they reveal another vital component of our life on earth that drives the bloom of civilization, and foreshadow the extent to which our future depends on our everyday behavior in dealing with this increasingly scarce resource.

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Author information

Edward Burtynsky wurde 1955 geboren und ist einer der erfolgreichsten Fotografen unserer Zeit. Seine großformatigen Fotografien von Industrielandschaften befinden sich in namhaften Sammlungen wie der National Gallery of Canada, dem Museum of Modern Art und dem Guggenheim Museum in New York. Er wurde u.a. mit dem TED Prize, dem Outreach Preis der Rencontres d'Arles und dem Flying Elephant Fellowship ausgezeichnet. 2006 wurde er zum Officer of the Order of Canada ernannt. Burtynsky hat vier Ehrendoktorwürden inne, eine fünfte wird ihm in diesem Jahr verliehen.