Edward Burtynsky: Anthropocene. Book signing, Wed 17 Oct, 16.30-17.30

Join us in the Bookshop to meet photographer Edward Burtynsky who will be signing his brand new book Anthropocene and other titles Wednesday 17 October 16.30-17.30.

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.

Anthropocene has just been printed and the Bookshop will be getting advance copies directly from the binders in Germany.  If you are unavailable to make it to the event a limited quantity of signed copies of Anthropocene plus other titles are available to pre-order online.

Free event, no booking.

Edward Butynsky is in conversation with Gaia Vince followed by a screening of manufactured Landscapes at the Regent Street Cinema from 18.30, tickets can be ordered here.

The exhibition Edward Burtynsky: The Human Signature opens at Flowers Gallery opens on Wednesday 17 October.

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