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Guido Guidi
A New Map of Italy (SIGNED)

Photographs by Guido Guidi

Texts by Gerry Badger, Marlene Klein

Design by John Gossage

Loosestrife Editions, 2011

First edition of 1,500 copies

Clothbound hardcover with dust jacket

120 pp., 64 color illustrations

233 x 270 mm

ISBN 0-9753120-4-9

Item #0902

1.400 0902 Sold Out

Selected as one of the Best Books of 2011 by Martin Parr, Horacio Fernández, Marco Delogu, Adam Bell, Alec Soth

Italian photographer, Guido Guidi began experimenting in the late 1960s with pseudo-documentary images that interrogated photography’s objectivity. Influenced by Neorealist film and Conceptual art, in the 1970s he began investigating Italy’s man-altered landscape. Working in marginal and decayed spaces with a (8”×10”) camera, Guidi creates dense sequences intended as meditations on the meaning of landscape, photography, and seeing. Later he investigated the life and death of modernist architecture, with projects on Scarpa, van der Rohe, and Le Corbusier. Photography for Guidi is something autobiographical. It is synonymous with inhabiting, and the camera is the instrument that allows him to observe, appropriate and collect what lies beyond his doorstep. 

From the essay by Gerry Badger: “What seems certain is that Guido Guidi’s “ugly” photographs, as he calls them, are original, complicated in their simplicity, artful and deeply felt. They may be unlovely, but-they are also very beautiful.”

Read more: 

Adam Bell in The Brooklyn Rail (review)

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