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The Resource Anthropocene, Edward Burtynsky with Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier ; with essays by Suzaan Boettger, Colin Waters and Jan Zalasiewicz ; and poetry by Margaret Atwood

Anthropocene, Edward Burtynsky with Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier ; with essays by Suzaan Boettger, Colin Waters and Jan Zalasiewicz ; and poetry by Margaret Atwood

Label
Anthropocene
Title
Anthropocene
Statement of responsibility
Edward Burtynsky with Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier ; with essays by Suzaan Boettger, Colin Waters and Jan Zalasiewicz ; and poetry by Margaret Atwood
Creator
Contributor
Author
Host institution
Photographer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A visceral expression of humanity's incursions on the planet and an urgent cry to acknowledge humankind's responsibility. Anthropocene is a multidisciplinary body of work by Edward Burtynsky, Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier, which includes a photobook, a major traveling museum exhibition, a feature documentary film and an interactive educational website. The project's starting point is the research of the Anthropocene Working Group, an international body of scientists who are advocating to officially change the name of our present geological epoch, Holocene, to Anthropocene, in recognition of profound human changes to the earth's system. The AWG's research categories, such as Anthroturbation, Species Extinction, Technofossils, Boundary Limits and Terraforming, are represented and explored in various mediums as evidence of our species' impact on a geological scale. The works of Toronto-based photographer Edward Burtynsky (born 1955) are included in the collections of over 60 major museums, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. His previous publications with Steidl are China (2005), Quarries (2007), Oil (2009), Water (2013) and Salt Pans (2016). Jennifer Baichwal (born 1965) has directed and produced documentaries for over 20 years. Manufactured Landscapes, about the work of Edward Burtynsky in China, was released in 12 countries. Nicholas de Pencier is a documentary director, producer and director of photography. Selected credits include Let It Come Down: The Life of Paul Bowles, The Holier It Gets and Act of God. He was also director, producer and director of photography of Watermark and Black Code
  • Anthropocene' is the newest book by Edward Burtynsky to document human destruction of the earth on a geological scale. In photos as beautiful as they are disconcerting, Burtynsky explores issues such as extinction (large-scale burning of elephant tusks to disrupt illegal trade and the black market, the plight of the last white rhino), technofossils (Nigerian landfill sites entirely of plastic, massive concrete tetrapods to protect Chinese coastline from erosion), and terraforming (mines and industrial agriculture). Containing specially commissioned poems by Margaret Atwood published here for the first time, a statement by Burtynsky and a range of essays, Anthropocene presents compelling artistic and scientific responses to these urgent topics. Exhibition: Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada (18.09.2018 - Spring 2019) / National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada (18.09.2018 - Spring 2019) / Fondazione MAST, Bologna, Italy (Spring 2019)
Cataloging source
ERASA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burtynsky, Edward
Dewey number
770
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Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • TR660.5
  • GF46
LC item number
  • .B87 2018
  • .B87 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Baichwal, Jennifer
  • De Pencier, Nick
  • Boettger, Suzaan
  • Waters, Colin
  • Zalasiewicz, J. A.
  • Atwood, Margaret
  • Art Gallery of Toronto
  • National Gallery of Canada
  • Fondazione MAST
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  • Burtynsky, Edward
  • Human ecology
  • Nature
  • Nature photography
  • Aerial photography
Label
Anthropocene, Edward Burtynsky with Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier ; with essays by Suzaan Boettger, Colin Waters and Jan Zalasiewicz ; and poetry by Margaret Atwood
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Accompanies an exhibition held 2018-2019 at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Fondazione MAST, Bologna, Italy
Bar code
31223127677368
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Life in the Anthropocene / Edward Burtynsky -- The mirror of our nature : Edward Burtynsky's images of the Anthropocene / Suzaan Boettger -- Plates -- The plasticene suite / Margaret Atwood -- Augmented reality -- Film installation -- List of plates -- The Anthropocene and its "golden spike" / Colin Waters & Jan Zalasiewicz -- Evidence / Nicholas de Pencier -- Our embedded signal / Jennifer Baichwal -- Glossary of terms -- Anthropogenic space -- Acknowledgements / Edward Burtynsky, Jennifer Baichwal & Nicholas de Pencier
Dimensions
30 x 37 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
236 pages
Isbn
9783958294899
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1050861419
Label
Anthropocene, Edward Burtynsky with Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier ; with essays by Suzaan Boettger, Colin Waters and Jan Zalasiewicz ; and poetry by Margaret Atwood
Publication
Note
Accompanies an exhibition held 2018-2019 at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Fondazione MAST, Bologna, Italy
Bar code
31223127677368
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Life in the Anthropocene / Edward Burtynsky -- The mirror of our nature : Edward Burtynsky's images of the Anthropocene / Suzaan Boettger -- Plates -- The plasticene suite / Margaret Atwood -- Augmented reality -- Film installation -- List of plates -- The Anthropocene and its "golden spike" / Colin Waters & Jan Zalasiewicz -- Evidence / Nicholas de Pencier -- Our embedded signal / Jennifer Baichwal -- Glossary of terms -- Anthropogenic space -- Acknowledgements / Edward Burtynsky, Jennifer Baichwal & Nicholas de Pencier
Dimensions
30 x 37 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
236 pages
Isbn
9783958294899
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1050861419

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