Guido Guidi: Mirrors Windows and Homes

Guido Guidi: Mirrors Windows and Homes

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In a conversation with Francesco Zanot, Guido Guidi looks at his artistic career, from his beginnings as a design and architecture student, to his subsequent collaborations with some of the most famous museums. In this book, Guidi recounts the genesis of his work and its most important landmarks.

Francesco Zanot is a photography critic and curator. He is currently the curator of Camera Centro Italiano della Fotografia in Turin, Italy. He is the author of Alec Soth with Francesco Zanot: Ping Pong Conversations, published internationally by Contrasto in 2013.

Guido Guidi is an Italian photographer who has always questioned photography's objectivity. Among his latest publications is A New Map of Italy (Loosestrife Editions 2011).
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Product details

  • Hardback | 120 pages
  • 146.05 x 209.55mm | 300g
  • Rome, Italy
  • English
  • 886965611X
  • 9788869656118
  • 1,181,167

About Guido Guidi

Photography critic and curator, Francesco Zanot has worked on exhibitions and publications with some of the most prominent photographers on the international scene, such as Alec Soth, Takashi Homma, Charlotte Dumas, Linda Fregni Nagler, Olivo Barbieri, Luigi Ghirri, and many others. Currently director of the Master in Photography and Visual Design organized by Forma, Foundation for Photography and NABA in Milan, he is Curator at Camera, Italian Center for Photography, Turin, as well as an associate editor of Fantom - Photographic Quarterly. Guido Guidi (Cesena, Italy, 1941). In 1959 he enrolled at IUAV and then at the School of Advanced Studies in Industrial Design in Venice. He followed, among other courses, the ones offered by B. Zevi, C. Scarpa, L. Veronesi and I. Zannier. He started taking pictures in 1956 and continuously in 1966. Since 1989 he has taught Photography at Accademia di Belle Arti in Ravenna and he is part of the scientific commettee for the project "Linea di Confine" (Rubiera, RE). Since 2001 he has taught at the Design e Art faculty in Venice. He presented his work at the Guggenheim and Whitney museums in New York, at Centre Pompidou in Paris, at the Venice Biennial and at Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montréal. Among his latest publications: Fiume, Fantombooks, Milan, 2010; A New Map of Italy, Washington, DC: Loosestrife Editions 2011; Guido Guidi, Carlo Scarpa's Tomba Brion, Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz, 2011. He appears in the collections of the Centre Pompidou in Paris, of the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montréal, of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Italian photographer, Guido Guidi began experimenting in the late 1960s with pseudo-documentary images that interrogated photography's objectivity. Influenced by Neorealist film and Conceptual art, in the 1970s he began investigating Italy's man-altered landscape. Working in marginal and decayed spaces with a (8"×10") camera, Guidi creates dense sequences intended as meditations on the meaning of 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.
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