Civilization: The Way We Live Now - the exhibition catalogue from National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Civilization: The Way We Live Now

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We hurtle together into the future at ever-increasing speed - or so it seems to the collective psyche. Every day and every hour, human civilization expands, evolves and mutates. While we frequently lapse into celebrating the individual at the expense of the group, in science and art, at work and at play, at home and in transit, we increasingly live the collective life.

Civilization, the exhibition catalogue for a show at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in South Korea and National Gallery of Victoria shows how contemporary photography, notably art photography, is fascinated by, and attempts to decode and communicate, the way we live today. Civilization is presented through eight thematic chapters, each led by breathtaking imagery and accompanied by essays, quotes, commentaries and captions to provide a deeper understanding of its theme.

Visually epic and ambitiously popular in approach, it will reach out beyond the boundaries of the photography world to connect with audiences worldwide.

  • Authors:  William Ewing and Holly Roussell
  • Hardcover: 352 pages | 485 illustrations
  • Date published: October 2018
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-0500021705
  • Product Dimensions: 29.5 x 24.5 cm

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