Luigi Ghirri and the Photography of Place: Interdisciplinary Perspectives - Italian Modernities 27 (Paperback)Marina Spunta (editor)
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The photographer Luigi Ghirri (1943-1992) was one of the most significant Italian artists of the late twentieth century. This volume - the first scholarly book-length publication on Ghirri to appear in English - introduces his photographic and critical work to a broader audience and positions Ghirri as a key voice within global artistic debates. It breaks new ground by approaching Ghirri's uvre from a wide range of interdisciplinary perspectives, in order to take account of the breadth of his interests, the variety of his projects and the far-reaching impact of his work as a practitioner, writer, theorist and curator, both in the field of photography and beyond. Drawing on different approaches from disciplines including art history, theory of photography, literary and cultural studies, architecture, cartography, and place and landscape studies, the essays in the volume show how Ghirri redefined contemporary photography and helped shape the "spatial" or "landscape" turn in Italy and further afield.
Publisher: Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Number of pages: 364
Weight: 500 g
Dimensions: 225 x 150 mm
Edition: New edition
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