Luigi Ghirri: Its Beautiful Here Isnt It | Author: Germano Celant
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
Ricky Maynard: Portrait Of A Distant Land
Ricky Maynard has built a career photographing and documenting the histories of Indigenous communities, primarily in and around his home in Tasmania. To look at a photograph by Ricky Maynard is...
Detective Special | Author: Prudence Murphy
Detective Special invites us to examine our response to guns – the gun as fetish, the gun as purchasable part, the gun transcending the world of play and moving across...
Annie Leibovitz: The Early Years, 1970–1983 | Author: Luc Sante
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Annie Leibovitz began working as a photographer in the early 1970s, which was a volatile and frenetic time in America. The lines had yet to be drawn between journalists and...