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GUIDO GUIDI »VERAMENTE« – selected by DELPHINE BEDEL

»Guido Guidi’s work is a landmark for a new generation of Italian photographers, who studied with him and introduced me to his work. veramente traces forty years of the photographer’s career, from the conceptual black-and-white experiments of the seventies, to the radical and magnificent color series, such as In-between cities, a new map of italy or preganziol. A pioneer of landscape photography, Guidi’s investigation of the margins, his walks through the fragmented borders of rural and urban spaces, defined an innovative photographic language. “Consciously bringing to light a shifting reality which we do not wish to see, where we think there is nothing to see.” (Varianti, 1995). Guido Guidi studied in Venice at the University Institute of Architecture, but he photographed mostly his own surroundings, the industrialization of post-WWII Italy in the landscapes, factories and people around the northern Emilia- Romagna region. To document the last rush of modernity, Guidi used photography’s slowest technology, a view camera with 8 x 10 inch plates. The resulting prints – often the same size as the negatives – are at once sober and pictorial, giving architectural details an almost haptic dimension, which trains the eye how to look all over again. Although Guidi is renowned in Italy, his work has hardly been shown beyond its borders. veramente is the first comprehensive overview of his work.«

DELPHINE BEDEL
PHOTOGRAPHER AND PUBLISHER, MONOSPACE PRESS
AMSTERDAM

GUIDO GUIDI
»VERAMENTE«
PUBLISHER: MACK, LONDON 2014
TEXT: MARTA DAHÓ, AGNÈS SIRE (AFTERWORD)
DESIGN: GUDIO GUIDI, GRÉGOIRE PUJADE-LAURAINE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH, ITALIAN, FRENCH
FORMAT: SOFTCOVER WITH FLAPS AND MOUNTED ILLUSTRATION, LOOSE BROCHURE WITH TRANSLATIONS, 32.0 × 24.0 CM, 172 (BOOK), 16 (BROCHURE) PAGES
REPRODUCTIONS: 112 PLATES (35 B/W, 77 COLOR), 13 ILLUSTRATIONS (B/W) BY GUIDI AND OTHERS
ISBN: 9781907946608

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