Andreas Gursky at Louisiana
Andreas Gursky

Andreas Gursky at Louisiana
Andreas Gursky
Hatje Cantz

Hardcover
140 Pages
250 x 300 mm
2012
ISBN 9783775732970

 

 

 

This volume concentrates on the classic compositions one associates with photographer Andreas Gursky: views captured at a great distance, from a slightly elevated perspective, the camera positioned as centrally as possible in front of the motif à la Bernd and Hilla Becher. It features all of the famous Gursky icons—such as the 99-cent store, the racetrack at Bahrain, the Tokyo and Chicago stock exchanges, the miners’ locker room, and the racetrack pit stops—as well as his most recent photos, for instance his Ocean series (2010) and pictures of the final parade of a show by fashion designers Viktor & Rolf (2011). These photographs ideally illustrate the artist’s frequently quoted remark that he wants to show us our world from the perspective of an extraterrestrial, an alien. And thus Andreas Gursky’s works reveal the outrageous and the exorbitant as well as the beautiful and sublime, always starting from the relationship between the human being and space.


About the Artist
Andreas Gursky is a German photographer and professor at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany. He is known for his large format architecture and landscape colour photographs, often employing a high point of view.

About the Publisher
Hatje Cantz publisher are committed to this motto more than ever – with our accustomed high quality we remain faithful to the standards set by Gerd Hatje: premium books that are produced in close collaboration with artists and curators. Our profile has always been shaped by tradition and avant-garde from all over the world. We present our program  in a bilingual preview catalogue, in which masters of the twentieth century such as Paul Klee, Paul Gauguin, and Eva Hesse meet contemporary artists such as Michael Borremans, Gerhard Richter, and Filip Dujardin.

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