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Enrico Nicolò: Photoblurrygraph

Enrico Nicolò: Photoblurrygraph

Pages: 112
Texts: Andrea Attardi, Franco Carlisi, Annarita Curcio, Manuela De Leonardis, Carlo Gallerati, Barbara Martusciello, Enrico Nicolò e Augusto Pieroni
Author: Enrico Nicolò
Format: 220×220 mm.
Binding: stitched paperback binding
Content: 51 analog colour photographs (fifty single frames of colour reversal films (slides) and one colour negative frame)
Release: 2015
Languages: Italian/English

ISBN 978-88-95388-22-9

€ 24,00

The book Photoblurrygraph presents 51 analogue colour photographs by Enrico Nicolò, progressively more out-of-focus images offering a sensorial, emotional, gradual visual journey going from misty sceneries to vanishing and abstract visions, obtained through an increasing loss of shape of the elements making up natural or scantily inhabited landscapes. This loss of shape is intentionally created “all in-camera”, that is, at the moment of shooting, and almost exclusively on colour reversal film (slides).
This aesthetic, narrative, “scientific” project is meant to help the observer reflect on the subjectivity of the way we see, on what we see, or better, on what we think we see. Such a systematic itinerary towards rarefied and shapeless visions implicitly represents for the author «a pathway to simplification, towards a transfigured essence. It is something that has to do with the purification of the eye, and the existential despoliation men experience throughout their lives. Through a contemplative, visionary – if not spiritual and mystical – journey. Towards light. Towards the Absolute. Where static contemplation is accompanied by dynamic progress».
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Giuliano Ferrari: Grand Tour

Giuliano Ferrari: Grand Tour

Pages: 164
Texts: Massimo Mussini
Author: Giuliano Ferrari
Format: 165×205 mm.
Binding: Hardback, stitch bound with headbang, laminated soft touch cover
Language: Italian/English

ISBN 978-88-95388-21-2

€ 24,00

When Luigi Ghirri was organizing the exhibition Viaggio in Italia (1984), Giuliano Ferrari was still at the very beginning of his professional career, but photography had been at the centre of his attention for some time already and he had certainly not missed the novel proposals in that collective exhibition. […] The decision to work on the topic of travel was not a casual one, because in the European culture, at least since the Renaissance period, travel in Italy was considered a way of getting to know the main cultural models: antique ruins, great Renaissance paintings and landscapes in general. Travelling was thus a way of getting to know, gaining this knowledge is not merely a question of seeing but requires a mental effort to make a critical observation in order to memorise, it stimulates any doubts we have on the cause and consequences of the things we see and leads us to compare our own experiences with our new knowledge.

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Antonella Monzoni: Ferita Armena

Antonella Monzoni:  Ferita Armena

Autor: Antonella Monzoni
Texts: Antonia Arslan, Daniele De Luigi, Aldo Ferrari
Language: Italian/English
Year: 2015
Pages: 176
Format: 285x240 mm.
Binding: Hardback with cloth cover

ISBN 978-88-95388-19-9

€ 38,00

Melancholy, rain, snow, windswept landscapes, run-down Soviet buildings, fighting dogs and many sad flowers scattered on the ground in front of the twelve basalt slabs of the Genocide Memorial on the hill of Tsitsernakaberd (“swallow’s fortress” in Armenian); but also raised fists, the symbol of the Armenians’ eternal struggle to ensure that the terrible 1915 events are not forgotten, and untamed faces with fiery eyes bearing the burden of an ancient sadness.


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