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Guidi, Guido

Code 3663
ISBN: 9781912339679
Publisher: Mack Books


"[Lunario] sancisce l'impossibilit� di classificare Guidi come un fotogrago 'di genere'... d� la misura dell'orizzonte culturale di cui � capace Guidi e ha la forza di una lectio magistralis." / "[Lunario] sets out the impossibility of classifying Guidi as a 'genre' photographer... gives the measure of the cultural horizon Guidi commands and has the force of a lectio magistralis� - Il Foglio

A project composed across several decades, Guido Guidi's Lunario takes the name of a traditional farmer�s almanac to bring together several strands of work all relating to the moon. Distortion, experimentation and illusion inform Guidi�s earlier work of the late 1960s and early 1970s, further developed by the introduction of a fish-eye lens. The moon�s physical form echoes throughout the works: in a woman�s face, or a child�s playing ball caught between light and shadow. Guidi�s barren, lunar landscapes give way in the 1980s to colour photographs, all of which culminate in the dramatic partial solar-eclipse of August 11, 1999.

Throughout Lunario, Guido Guidi comes back to the moon as a source of stylistic and thematic inspiration: a symbol of melancholy and madness, changeability and a constant reminder of the transience of everyday life.

Hardback, 30 x 30 cm
ISBN 978-1-912339-67-9