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Marina Spunta • Jacopo Benci (eds)

Luigi Ghirri and the Photography of Place


Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Oxford, 2017. LVI, 308 pp., 8 coloured ill.


Italian Modernities. Vol. 27
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T
he photographer Luigi Ghirri (1943–1992) was one of the CONTENTS: Marina Spunta/Jacopo Benci: Introduction: Re-sit-
most significant Italian artists of the late twentieth cen- ing Luigi Ghirri • Giuliano Sergio: Luigi Ghirri, Minimal Jour-
tury. This volume – the first scholarly book-length pu- neys: Icons, Landscapes, Architectures • Nicoletta Leonardi: Be
blication on Ghirri to appear in English – introduces his photo- tween Reality and Representation: The Souvenir Function of Lu-
graphic and critical work to a broader audience and positions igi Ghirri’s Photographic Trompe-l’œils • Paolo Barbaro: Luigi
Ghirri as a key voice within global artistic debates. It breaks new Ghirri’s Photography from the 1970s to the 1980s: The Working
ground by approaching Ghirri’s œuvre from a wide range of in- Image, the Artistic Language • Laura Gasparini: Luigi Ghirri be
terdisciplinary perspectives, in order to take account of the tween Research and Curatorial Activity • Jacopo Benci: On Some
breadth of his interests, the variety of his projects and the far- Hitherto Overlooked Sources of Luigi Ghirri’s Work, 1972–1982 •
reaching impact of his work as a practitioner, writer, theorist and Tania Rossetto: Luigi Ghirri’s Cartographic Portrayals: A Review
curator, both in the field of photography and beyond. Drawing through Map Theory • Matteo Cassani Simonetti: Words, Image,
on different approaches from disciplines including art history, Architecture: Vittorio Savi and Luigi Ghirri • Raffaella Perna:
theory of photography, literary and cultural studies, architec- Landscapes in Music: Luigi Ghirri and Record Covers • Anna Botta:
ture, cartography, and place and landscape studies, the essays in Of Fireflies and Photography: Pasolini, Didi-Huberman, Ghirri •
the volume show how Ghirri redefined contemporary photogra- Marina Spunta: Narrating the Experience of Place: Luigi Ghirri
phy and helped shape the «spatial» or «landscape» turn in Italy and Literature • Epifanio Ajello: The Photographer and the Pain-
and further afield. ter: Some Observations around the Things of Giorgio Morandi
and Luigi Ghirri.

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