Edward Burtynsky: Oil
Posted on September 20 2017
'In 1997 I had what I refer to as my oil epiphany. It occurred to me that the vast, human-altered landscapes that I pursued and photographed for over twenty years were only made possible by the discovery of oil and the mechanical advantage of the internal combustion engine. It was then that I began the oil project. Over the next ten years I researched and photographed the largest oil fields I could find. I went on to make images of refineries, freeway interchanges, automobile plants and the scrap industry that results from the recycling of cars. Then I began to look at the culture of oil, the motor culture, where masses of people congregate around vehicles, with vehicle events as the main attraction. These images can be seen as notations by one artist contemplating the world as it is made possible through this vital energy resource and the cumulative effects of industrial evolution' - Edward Burtynsky.
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- Format Hardback | 140 pages
Dimensions 292.1 x 365.76 x 27.94mm | 2,857.62g
Publication date 01 Nov 2009
Publisher Steidl Publishers
Imprint Steidl Verlag
Publication City/Country Gottingen, Germany
Edition statement 3rd ed.
Illustrations note 100 colour illustrations
Bestsellers rank 255,154