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Light and Lens, 2nd Edition by Robert Hirsch

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2.0 Andreas Gursky’s big, bold, colorful images, often made from a high viewpoint, are extraordinarily precise and rich in detail. This gives his works a highly textured feel while revealing an internal geometry of the subject. His choice of subject matter favors late capitalist society and systems that include enormous industrial plants, apartment buildings, hotels, office buildings, and warehouses, which minimize the importance of the individual. Gursky makes no pretense about objectivity. He digitally manipulates his images—combining discrete views of the same subject, deleting extraneous details, enhancing colors—to create a kind of “assisted ...

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