Luigi Ghirri: Its Beautiful Here Isnt It | Author: Germano Celant
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Luigi Ghirri was an extraordinary photographer, as well as a writer whose career was so rich and varied that it seems like a lesson in the contemporary history of the medium. Although well-known in his native Italy, Ghirri does not yet have the international audience his work merits-perhaps because he died so young. It's Beautiful Here, Isn't It-the first book published on Ghirri in the U.S.-will establish him as the seminal artist he was. Uncannily prescient, Ghirri shared the sensibility of what became known in the U.S. as the New Color and the New Topographics movements before they had even been named.
Like his counterparts in Italian cinema, Ghirri believed the local and the universal were inseparable, and that life's polarities-love and hate, present and past- were equally compelling. Not surprisingly, his interests encompassed all the arts: he worked in Giorgio Morandi's studio and with architect Aldo Rossi, while influencing a generation of photographers, including Olivo Barbieri and Martin Parr. This dynamic new book includes a selection of Ghirri's essays published in English for the first time as well as a selected chronology.
20.5 x 27.9 x 2.54 cm
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Janis Joplin was the most compelling female blues singer of the 1960s with a thrilling, emotional depth and a fiery stage presence that dominated albums such as Big Brother's Cheap Thrills...
Frida: The story of her life | Author: Vanna Vinci
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This brilliant graphic novel artfully depicts the life and passions of Frida Kahlo, one of the 20th century's most enigmatic artists. The perfect subject for a graphic novel, Frida Kahlo's...
Because A White Man'll Never Do It | Author: Kevin Gilbert
Kevin Gilbert's powerful expose of past and present race relations in Australia is an alarming story of land theft, attempted racial extermination, oppression, denial of human rights, slavery, ridicule, denigration,...