The Canary and the Hammer

Author(s): Lisa Barnard

photography monographs

Photographed across four years and four continents, The Canary and The Hammer details our reverence for gold and its role in humanity’s ruthless pursuit of progress. Through a mix of image, text and archival material, the third book by British artist Lisa Barnard provides a fascinating insight into the troubled history of gold and the complex ways it intersects with the global economy. Gold is ubiquitous in modern life; the mineral is concealed at the heart of much of the technology we use and is, most fundamentally, a potent symbol of value, beauty, purity, greed and political power. The Canary and The Hammer strives to connect these disparate stories—from the mania of the gold rush and the brutal world of modern mining, to the sexual politics of the industry and gold’s often dark but indispensable role at the heart of high-tech industry.


Add to Wishlist

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781912339334
  • : Mack
  • : Mack
  • : September 2019
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 200
  • : Lisa Barnard
  • : Paperback