Click & Collect
from 2 Hours*
Last Christmas
delivery dates
Free UK Standard Delivery On all orders over £25 Order in time for Christmas 18th December by 1pm 2nd Class |
20th December by 1pm 1st Class
Free Click & Collect From 2 hours after you order*
Civilization: The Way We Live Now (Paperback)
  • Civilization: The Way We Live Now (Paperback)

Civilization: The Way We Live Now (Paperback)

(author), (author)
Paperback 352 Pages
Published: 05/10/2023
Please note, this item can only be delivered to a UK address. Find Out More
  • 10+ in stock
  • Free UK delivery

Usually dispatched within 2-3 working days

  • This item has been added to your basket
Our fast-changing world seen through the lenses of 140 leading contemporary photographers around the globe.

With close to 500 images, many previously unpublished, this landmark publication takes stock of the material and spiritual cultures that make up ‘civilization’. Ranging from the ordinary to the extraordinary, from our great collective achievements to our ruinous collective failings, Civilization: The Way We Live Now explores the complexity of contemporary civilization through the rich, nuanced language of photography.

Featuring images by some 140 photographers – from Reiner Riedler’s families at leisure parks, Raimond Wouda’s high schools, Wang Qingsong’s Work, Work, Work and Cindy Sherman’s Society Portraits, to Lauren Greenfield’s displays of ostentatious wealth, Edward Burtynsky’s oil fields, Pablo Lopez Luz’s views on a sprawling contemporary megalopolis, Thomas Struth’s images of high technology, Xing Danwen’s electronic wastelands and Taryn Simon’s Contraband, Civilization draws together the threads of humankind’s ever-changing, frenetic, collective life across the globe.

Visually epic, Civilization is presented through eight thematic chapters, each featuring powerful imagery and accompanied by provocative essays, quotes and concise statements by the artists themselves.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
ISBN: 9780500297513
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 2100 g
Dimensions: 295 x 245 mm

'Through the work of top photographers, split into themed chapters (hive, flow, control), the editors have created a fascinating, amusing, disturbing picture of the world we have created' - A Photography Book of the Year, The Times 'Part a Who’s Who handbook for the photographically astute, part documentary of everything ... The 352 pages zing with 500 photographs, many previously unpublished, from 140 leading photographers. A global family photo album, a memory book of personal stories that patchwork to form a rounded impression of humanity ' - Wallpaper* 'The most ambitious stock-taking of our world since Edward Steichen's 'Family of Man' in the 1950s' - World of Interiors 'An admirable and ambitious undertaking ... a compelling collection of photographs ' - Geographical Magazine

You may also be interested in...

Vivienne Westwood Catwalk
Added to basket
Illustrators' Sketchbooks
Added to basket
Encounters with Artists
Added to basket
Modernists & Mavericks
Added to basket
An Atlas of Es Devlin
Added to basket
Added to basket
Lee Miller: Photographs
Added to basket
Added to basket
Vincent van Gogh: A Life in Letters
Added to basket
Earthly Delights
Added to basket
Romantic Moderns
Added to basket
Art: The Whole Story
Added to basket
Eric Ravilious: Landscapes & Nature
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.

env: aptum