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    Workers: Archaeology of the Industrial Age (Paperback) By (photographer) Sebastiao Salgado

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    DescriptionThis book is a global epic that transcends mere image-making to become an affirmation of the enduring spirit of working women and men. Sebastiao Salgado unearths layers of visual information to reveal the ceaseless human activity at the core of modern civilization. With extended captions by the photographer providing a historical and factual framework for the images, the book is divided into six essential chapters: Agriculture, Food, Mining, Industry, Oil and Construction. Though an elegy for the passing of traditional methods of labour and production, Workers ultimately delivers a dynamic message of endurance and hope through an aestheticism that is instantly arresting, irrespective of time and place.

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    Archaeology of the Industrial Age
    Authors and contributors
    By (photographer) Sebastiao Salgado
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 248 mm
    Height: 330 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 2,710 g
    ISBN 13: 9780714837185
    ISBN 10: 0714837180

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25830
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.2
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: PHO
    BIC subject category V2: AJC, HBTB
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: AGB, AC
    B&T General Subject: 620
    BIC subject category V2: JHBL
    BISAC V2.8: ART000000, PHO014000, PHO000000, PHO004000
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: B-524
    DC21: 779.96
    Thema V1.0: AGB, AGA, NHTB, AJC, JHBL
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    350 duotone photographs
    Phaidon Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    Phaidon Press Ltd
    Publication date
    01 June 1998
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Sebastiao Salgado (b.1944) is one of the leading photojournalists working today. Born in Brazil and trained as an economist, his political activities led to his exile in the late 1960s. He has received many awards, including the W Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography, and his many books have been published to great acclaim. He is currently based in Paris.
    Review quote
    'A vast and beautiful anthology of the condition of labour.' (Guardian) 'A magnificent book.' (Sunday Times)
    Table of contents
    Agriculture (sugarcane, tea, tobacco, cocoa, perfume); food (fishing, tuna fishing, slaughterhouse); industry (textiles, bicycles, scooters, motorcycles, automobiles, shipyards, shipbreaking, titanium and magnesium, lead, steel, railroads, iron ore); mining (coal, sulphur, gold); oil (oil, oil wells); construction (Eurotunnel, the Sander Sarovar Dam and Irrigation Canal, Rajasthan Canal).