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Guido Guidi
New Map of Italy (The Photography of Guido Guidi)
HC, 27 x 34,5 cm., 120 pp., 64 ill., Ed.
of 1,500 copies.
Loosestrife 2011

"Italian photographer Guidi began experimenting in the late 60s with pseudo-documentary images that interrogated photography's objectivity. Influenced by Neorealist film and Conceptual Art, in the 70s he began investigating Italy's man-altered landscape. Working in marginal and decayed spaces with 8" x 10" camera, Guidi creates dense sequences intended as meditations on the meaning 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. " (Loosstrife)

Texts: Gerry Badger and Marlene Klein - Book design: John Gossage


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